GeraniumPlants are very popular outdoor plants, but they also make great indoor flowering plants. Geraniums are part of the genus Pelargonium which means “stork” in Latin. Native wildflowers and herbaceous perennials are the real members of the Geranium genus. There are over 200 Pelargonium species, most of them originating in South Africa. Geranium Plants come in a variety of colors, white, pink, salmon, red, fuchsia, lavender, leaf patterns, round, segmented, lacy, flower size, single or double bloom, and leaf color, green, green and white, or multicolored. Geranium Plants can be a compact upright plant or a graceful hanging vine. The vibrant Geranium flowers do not have an appealing aroma, but there are several Geranium varieties that have leaves with lovely scents such as rose, lime, peppermint, lemon, orange, or lime. Geranium Plants are a great addition to your indoor plant collection, but will only bloom if you keep them in very bright lightVery few houseplants should be placed in direct sun. High light refers only to bright indirect light since direct sun often burns the leaves of indoor houseplants. An area that is too hot and dry encourages Spider Mites and causes blooms to quickly fade. A northern exposure really doesn't provide enough light for high light plants. These plants need to be placed directly in front of an east-facing window, within 1-3 feet of a west-facing window, and within 5 ft. of a south facing window. A high light area has over 300 ft. candles of light. or direct sun for at least 6-8 hours a day.
These plants are considered slightly poisonous and should be kept away from pets and children. Read more about common houseplants that are poisonous in Don’t Feed Me To Your Cat! A Guide to Poisonous Houseplants