If you are planning on growing geraniums, you will want to know the proper way to care for the plants, especially during the winter. Geraniums are a very popular plant due to their constant flowering and durability. As perennials, they can last a long time and are beautiful.
One of the most essential methods to properly caring for geraniums during the coldest seasons is to replant them in pots to store inside your house during the winter. Although very hardy plants, being outdoors in freezing temperatures will kill them. When you dig up the plants for winter storage indoors, be careful and make sure to get the complete root. Of course, you should replant them in a pot or pots that are large enough to properly house them.
After replanting each geranium in a pot that is of appropriate size, you should store them in a cool, dry place. An attic might be an ideal location, as it is cooler in upper floors, and you will most likely not find any humidity there. A temperature of between 55 and 65 degrees Fahrenheit is best for geranium plants.
Another option is to keep the geraniums outdoors, but make sure to properly bare root them. Once a month, you should allow the plant a good soak for about one to two hours. This is necessary for the roots to receive an adequate amount of hydration. Keep in mind that this will enable the geraniums to grow beautifully once spring returns!
You should expect most of the leaves of the geranium to fall off the plant, but don't worry. Removal of any dead and dried portions of the plant by pruning will give way for the new blooms you can expect with the change of seasons. After the winter chill has passed, giving way to spring, you will be able to enjoy the beautiful geraniums in your garden.