Geraniums undoubtedly rank among my favorite flowers. When they’re in full bloom, they present a stunning spectacle – a burst of colors that immediately lifts the spirits. However, achieving abundant geranium blooms is not always a straightforward task.

Why Aren’t Geraniums Blooming?

Before delving into the tricks to enhance geranium blooms, it’s crucial to understand why your geraniums might not be flowering as expected.

  1. Light: Geraniums require at least 6 to 7 hours of sunlight daily. Place your geranium plant in an area where it can receive sunlight, whether indoors or outdoors. In winter, protect the plant from cold temperatures.
  2. Pruning: Regular pruning is another method to encourage good flowering. Our trick involves removing dry shoots and wilted flowers weekly, using clean and sharp scissors or hands.

Natural Fertilizer for Geranium Blooms

Any geranium fertilizer should contain two key nutrients: potassium, promoting flowering, and phosphorus, contributing to root development. While there are numerous chemical fertilizers on the market, we prefer eco-friendly solutions. Consider using organic residues like fruit peels (even from dried fruits).

Used coffee grounds, eggshells, and dried garlic are excellent for preparing a natural fertilizer for geraniums. They are particularly helpful in preventing mealybug infestations.

After selecting the fertilizer ingredients, find a plastic container, poke holes for aeration, and moisten occasionally.

Remember to aerate the soil before applying the fertilizer.

How to Boost Geranium Blooms

Now, here’s our trick: to encourage more abundant geranium blooms and vibrant flowers, add a few drops of olive oil near the roots.

Vinegar’s acetic acid is also perfect for plants. Mix a tablespoon of vinegar with three liters of water and use this solution to water the geraniums.

Used tea bags work wonders in retaining soil moisture and releasing additional nutrients. Make a tiny hole in the soil, place the tea bag, and water.

Cinnamon helps keep insects at bay. Sprinkle cinnamon powder on the soil surface.

Now that you know our tricks for promoting geranium blooms, let us know if they work for your plants, perhaps by sharing photos on our Facebook page.