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In summer, many balconies glow red, pink or white - geranium season has begun again. In fact, these plants seem to be among the favorite balcony flowers of Germans, as they are part of the street scene both in the city and in the country. But what hardly anyone knows: geraniums (which, by the way, are actually called pelargoniums) originally do not come from Central Europe at all, but from the dry and hot regions of Southeast Africa.

When it comes to geraniums, the sunnier the better

Sunny and warm, then it will also work with the geraniums

As in their natural habitat, geraniums need a sheltered and, above all, sunny location. The more sun the plants get, the more lush and beautiful they bloom. The fact that geraniums are actually desert plants is quickly noticeable, especially in rainy summers: if the flowers are exposed to a lot of moisture, they quickly become unsightly. The same applies to the leaves, because various diseases caused by fungi or bacteria, such as pelargonium rust or bacterial wilt, are due to excessive humidity.

tips

If it rains frequently, make sure that your geraniums are protected from moisture coming from above and that the leaves and flowers are not exposed to any risk of infection.

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