Regal Geranium or Martha Washington Geranium
Martha Washington geraniums, also known as regal geraniums, are not "true" geraniums but instead are pelargoniums. Martha Washington geraniums are not suitable for growing outdoors in most warm climates, because they require cool nighttime and relatively cooler daytime temperatures throughout the growing season in order to bloom. Often used as potted-plant gifts, and houseplants, Martha Washingtons' are technically annual flowers, but you can get them to re-bloom under the right conditions. These pelargoniums can grow up to 22 inches tall and 24 inches wide at maturity, blooming throughout the spring and summer.
- Native of South Africa.
- They can be grown in full sun to light shade.
- Allow the soil to dry to the touch between waterings. Do not allow flowers to get wet.
- Feed monthly with a balanced liquid fertilizer.
- Potting medium:
- Fertile well drained soil.
Does best as an indoor houseplant or patio plant. Remove spent flowers for longer blooming.