Asked on May 17, 2018

How can i help my geraniums to bloom?

by Crao1960
q how can i help my geraniums to bloom
  8 answers
  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on May 17, 2018
    how old are they, is there drainage holes in the pot?why are they inside

    • Crao1960 Crao1960 on Jul 14, 2018

      Hello and please forgive me for not responding earlier. My geranium is only a few months old and yes there is drain holes at the bottom. I have one inside and I have one outside. The one outside I barely get any sun on my patio . I live in an apartment complex on the second floor.

      I did a soil test and there lies the problem. When I repotted it, I used an off brand. Never again.

  • Not getting enough sun! Can you take outside? If not, get it a grow light.

  • Pamela Browning Pamela Browning on May 18, 2018
    Pinch the new growth back just above the third set of leaves. Remove the bottom leaves from the cuttings and insert the stems into the soil until the leaves are laying on the soil. Your mature plants should bloom and you should get new plants from your cuttings.

  • Martha Carlson Martha Carlson on May 18, 2018
    Make sure they aren't rootbound. Replant in larger pot, adding soil with fertilizer. Place outside in partial sun.

  • Sandie Sandie on May 18, 2018
    I don’t think they bloom indoors. Fertilize, sun and water

  • Magi Magi on May 18, 2018
    FEED ME ! I think this is all you really need to do, my Mother had a lot of African Violets and Christmas Cactus, neither of which were blooming. I started giving them a good drink of Miracle Grow every week and they are ALL in bloom and never looked better. Try it, what do you have to loose at this point from the looks of things. I purchased the packets that you add to a gal jug of water, I would take her watering can(sm. plastic one) fill it half way with the fertilizer, and the rest of the way with just water, and it did the trick. Hope this helps.

  • Seena Seena on May 19, 2018
    My first thought was when was the last time the soil was changed? Then I would also want to know why it's sitting in what appears to be shade? I would recommend a soil change. If it's been in that pot for awhile, general 'rule of thumb' is to only take it's new pot up by 2". IF your soil is new/good try adding a Miracle Gro food with/a high middle number for blooms  PLEASE remember that with any plant food/fertilizer LESS is always more. Good luck darlin'

  • Ree28118909 Ree28118909 on May 22, 2018
    I agree with most suggestions - good soil, sun and Miracle grow. Place outside if you can. They will bloom indoors, but they must be in lots of light. I learned if plants get leggy break a stalk off and just make a hole in the soil and stick it in! I just did that with a few plants so now I will have several more in a short time. You can keep doing this and probably not have to invest in another geranium again. Have fun.

    • Crao1960 Crao1960 on Jul 14, 2018

      Thank you for that info. I wasn't sure that you could do that with out letting some Roots grow on the stem. I did figure out though that the problem was the soil that I used when I repotted it. But thank you for your ideas I'm going to try that right away!