Zonal geranium, also called garden geranium or malva, is a nothospecies of Pelargonium most commonly used as an ornamental plant.
This eye-catching variety can easily be grown at home as a houseplant. It has flowers - stocky, large, salmon pink with decorative dark red spots, very fragrant.
They are the standard for containers or untended, hot, sunny spots where you want a long season of color.
Does poorly in clay soil. Prefers slightly acid soil. Needs regular watering and fertilization for optimum performance, but will tolerate long dry spells.
Approximately 6 seeds in 0,04g packet.
Genus - Pelargonium
Species - x Hortorum
Variety - Raspberry Ripple
Common name - Zonal Geranium
Pre-Treatment - Not-required
Hardiness zones - 4 - 10
Height - 0,35 m
Spread - 0,30 m
Plant type - Annual or perennial, houseplant
Exposure - Full Sun
Growth rate - Fast
Soil PH - Acid, neutral
Soil type - Average or humus rich
Water requirements - Average
Landscape uses - Pots, tubs, containers
Bloom season - June - October
Leaf / Flower color - Green / Salmon with darker spots
Sow indoors from January to March. A warm kitchen windowsill is all you need for starting these seeds.
Sow, a few mm deep, in trays of compost. Water well and place in a warm position. A temperature of +20-+25C is ideal. Keep moist.
Seedlings usually appear in 7-21 days.
Transplant individually, when large enough to handle, to 8 cm pots. Always hold by a leaf, never by the stem.
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