The lemon geranium (Pelargonium graveolens) is an important supplier of the perfume industry. The leaf smells deliciously for roses and lemon. Beautiful plant with nice flowers, perfect for the terrace or balcony! Mosquitoes and flies spontaneously flee the smell.
provide the lemon geranium with a good compost and drainage in the planter. Use pot shards or clay granules as the underlayer.
If you regularly cut away the faded flowers of the lemon geranium, this will promote the re-flowering
Give the scent geranium (Pelargonium graveolens) a little water every day and preferably not on the leaf. The lemon geranium can withstand drought, but the pot ball must not dry out.
The lemon geranium prefers a spot in the full sun.
Once every two weeks some nutrition is sufficient. Use Plant Nutrition Pokon Bio for this.
The lemon geranium is not hardy but you can overwinter this terrace plant. Cut the twigs back slightly and remove old leaves. Place the pot for the first night frost in a cool and light room (7-10 ° C). Give little water (preferably on the dish under the pot) but do not let the pot ball dry out. Put in a slightly larger pot with fresh potting soil in April. Prune all stems for about half back, just above a young shoot. Put the lemon geranium now warmer and give more water and also food. In mid-May the Pelargonium graveolens can go outside to decorate your terrace. Be careful with late night frosts. This way you can grow very large plants. This odor geranium can also be used as a houseplant or as a greenhouse plant.
The Pelargonium can easily be propagated by cuttings in the spring. The plant is usually less beautiful after a few years and therefore no longer grows well. Young cuttings grow into beautiful new plants in one season.
Pelargonium Graveolens is not known as toxic and is not dangerous to humans, but it can cause problems for cats and dogs eating green.
The fragrant lemon geranium is not about the smell of the flowers but about the fragrant leaves. The leaf contains a lot of volatile oil, which grinds to lemon in Pelargonium graveolens. By crushing the leaf lightly between your fingers, the fragrance is released. The smell has a deterrent effect on mosquitoes.