Pelargonium triste
Pelargonium triste
Pelargonium triste
Pelargonium triste
Pelargonium triste
Pelargonium triste
Pelargonium triste
Pelargonium triste
Pelargonium triste
Pelargonium triste
Pelargonium triste
Pelargonium triste

Pelargonium triste Night-Scented Pelargonium

(This plant comes in a 3.5 inch pot. All of our plants are grown under the same conditions, although not all the plants are the same. You will receive a similar plant in size and shape to the ones in the pictures. Our plants are hand-picked and carefully selected to bring you the best quality possible. Please allow us up to 3 business days to process your order. If you wish to receive your order on a specific date, or have special instructions, please add a note at the checkout . The plant is shipped in its pot to prevent any damage to the roots).

Pelargonium Triste is also known as the Night-Scented Pelargonium. It carries star-shaped flowers and has come to be known as not so dull a plant! Pelargonium Triste originates in South Africa and belongs to the family of Geraniaceae. This summer-dormant plant can grow up to a height of 1 foot and 8 inches (0.5m).

Growth Rate

This evergreen perennial grows at a slow rate. If you want to encourage fresh growth, include pruning as means of general care. 

Flowering

In spring and summer, you will see green, pink, and yellow colored flowers blooming. 

Watering and Feeding

The hack to normal watering is that the top inch or two of the soil needs to dry out before another watering session. Either use an organic or a water-soluble fertilizer to feed the plant.

Soil

Prepare a moist soil mix. Understand that there is a difference between moist and soggy. The texture of the soil will allow the excess moisture to drain away, making it non-soggy. To improve the texture of the soil, amend your soil with some compost. 

Hardiness

The succulent blooms between the month of August to February. Keep in mind its hardiness zone of 8-11 and frost tolerance of  8° C (46.5° F)

Light

This tropical plant requires full sun to grow well. Place it in a room that stays bright. You can also place it somewhere with light-colored walls, allowing for light to reflect.

Propagation

Night-Scented Pelargonium can be grown from seeds, cuttings, or by dividing clumps. Cuttings can be made in autumn or spring while seeds can be sown in late summer. 

Pelargonium Triste has roots that can be cooked like a potato. What we mean is, that starch can be extracted from them and can be used for both edible and medicinal purposes.

Some of the information in this description has been found at desert-tropicals.com, llifle.com and cactus-art.biz

Blooming Season August to february.
Common Name Pelargonium triste
Dormancy Summer
Family Geraniaceae
Flower Yellow
Frost Tolerance 8 °c
Growth Rate Slow growth
Hardiness Zone 8-11
Height 0.3m
Origin South africa
Pot Size 3.5"
Scientific Name Pelargonium triste
Shape 6-20 star
Sun Exposure Full sun to partial shade

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03/30/2020
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Pelargonium triste, a beautiful caudiciform

arrived in pot, undamaged and beautiful. Roots intact.

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