A beautifully blooming geranium, or pelargonium, wasvery popular since time immemorial. But time changes, tastes change and now on the windowsills of it began to replace quite different, sometimes exotic indoor flowers. And, probably, in vain! Geranium, care at home, which, incidentally, is much simpler, is an excellent antiseptic. It is called a natural "killer of microbes", since it has the property of reducing their presence in the room several times. It is worth paying attention to the fact that many room pests like fire are afraid of geraniums. You can, for example, completely forget about the malignant aphids that attack plants, putting pelargonium on the windowsill together with other flowers.

She is a wonderful healer with many diseases. For example, a beginning rhinitis can easily be cured, it is only necessary to put on the bridge of the leaves of geranium. Simple, but effective. And this despite the fact that for such a healing plant, like geranium, care at home will not be at all strained because of its unpretentiousness.

And besides, pelargonium, uniting in itselfjust a lot of advantages, maybe not only a houseplant, but a garden flower. And there are more than enough varieties of geranium for every taste. It can take its rightful place in any kind of floral design and will not be looked by an occasional or superfluous flower.

If you decide to purchase geranium for your home, care inAt home, it does not require strict temperature performance. The most optimal air temperature for pelargonium is room air, and in winter it can be placed in the coolest room, because during this period of the year it feels comfortable at plus 10-15 degrees. Only there should be a maximum of light. With its lack, the leaves of the flower become smaller, and the geraniums are not so abundant. Care at home involves abundant and regular watering, but you should avoid getting moisture on the leaves and do not excessively moisten the soil.

With the onset of the warm season, you cantransplant for a summer period in the soil on the plot of the flower geranium. Care for him in the fresh air is the same as in the room. In autumn, together with a lump of earth, the geranium is moved to a room pot, and after the summer holidays they return to their original place in the room. If, as a result of this movement, yellowing begins and leaves die, then do not worry - this is the natural process of plant adaptation. It can also mean that the pot is small for him or just the age-old dying off of the leaves.

For a beginner florist who desiredgrow geranium, care and reproduction of the flower is not difficult. Of course, it is better to propagate by seeds, but this is the prerogative of experienced gardeners. Therefore, you can simply multiply by splitting the rhizome of the plant, which is convenient when carrying the flower from the open ground to the pot in the fall. Or cut the stem (in autumn or spring) with a few leaves from the top of the shoot and put in a container of water. After the appearance of rootlets, plant in a pot of soil and grow a young plant geranium. Care and reproduction do not require special skills, but they allow you to have at home this very useful plant with beautiful flowers.

What can you say about fertilizers for suchplants, like a flower geranium? Care for him provides a standard approach - fertilizing twice a month with the most common fertilizers intended for flowering plants. And: the geranium has positive energy, and its smell is caused by useful essential oils, which relieve depression and have a beneficial effect on the nervous system. Now you can safely conclude that the geranium must necessarily be on your windowsill! With such an abundance of useful properties, it is simply an indispensable plant in the house.