Pelargonium triste Night-Scented Pelargonium
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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).
This evergreen perennial grows at a slow rate. If you want to encourage fresh growth, include pruning as means of general care.
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.
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.
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)
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.
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|
|Frost Tolerance||8 °c|
|Growth Rate||Slow growth|
|Scientific Name||Pelargonium triste|
|Sun Exposure||Full sun to partial shade|