Asked on May 13, 2017

Is it possible to grow geraniums inside you home year after year?

GreggNaomie Moore aka baileyanddaisey, Castaic CAJanet Pizaro


I have a large potted geranium, which I brought in from my back deck two winters ago, where it bloomed inside during the later winter. I took it back out on my porch for the summer and back in this past winter. It has not bloomed at all inside this year. I am preparing to take it back out on the deck this summer. Is there a chance it may bloom again or is it spent?
4 answers
  • Beverly
    on May 13, 2017

    Sprinkle some sugar when watering or diluted soda pop on the soil. Worked for me but probably best way to feed the this a few times. Maybe it gives it energy to bloom but it works for me. then be sure to fertilize to balance nutrients it needs. Let us know if it works. Took about 3 weeks to work.

  • Janet Pizaro
    on May 13, 2017

    It most likely needs re-potting if that is possible do to the size.
  • My guess is it needs repotting and fertilizing. Geraniums are typically outdoor plants and need a bit of coaxing otherwise to keep indoors permanently. Good luck.
  • Gregg
    on May 14, 2017

    You can bring geraniums in every year. They will sometimes bloom all winter depending on how much light they get. There is usually some die back, and leaf loss, and don't over water. I have had great success with them reblooming every year. I have one (never been repotted), that is about 2 feet tall, and 15 years old. You can also cut them if they get too large, and root the cuttings in water to have more plants.
    • Cynthia Potts
      on May 27, 2017

      Gregory, she bloomed! I guess I thought I had worn her out after several years of blooming in a row. Thank you, wonderful old fashioned plants with great colors and shapes!

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