How to Save Geraniums Over the Winter Season
However, if they are grown in cold winter regions, they need winter care or they will perish. They can survive a light frost, but will die if left out on a hard frost day. Geranium care in winter is very easy and there are three different ways for you to keep your plants alive over winter. Let's see the three different methods of winter care for geranium.
These cuttings are known as 'slips'. You should cut the healthiest stem and remove the leaves from 2 inches above the cutting. Dip the stem in a root hormone powder to initiate quick rooting. This slip needs to be planted in a well-drained potting soil. Place the slip about 2 inches deep and water it properly.
Place these plants in a warm area of the house, preferably near a sunny window or under an artificial light. Whenever you find the soil dry, water the indoor plants. Pinch them once in a while to initiate branching.
You need to remove your plants once a month from the paper bag and place them in a tub full of water for about 1 to 2 hours. Most of the leaves must have fallen off in the bag. This is why this is kind of non-messy method. Then, place the plant back into the bag. Once spring arrives, you can remove the plant around mid-March.