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Dying Cranesbill Pratense Geranium

Posted by MarieLego Northern California (My Page) on
Sat, Aug 11, 12 at 22:46

Help!! I recently purchased a small pot of the above plant. My 1st mistake was dividing it to share. Now I'm left with a dying few stalks. I've kept it as an indoor plant (good sunlight, not overwatering) but think I may lose the species altogether! I've tried placing a few stems in water to save. Any suggestions on how to revive this poor plant! Haven't seen it online (I've been looking for some time)--special soil, root tone?? H E L P !!!


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RE: Dying Cranesbill Pratense Geranium

Not a houseplant. Likely not getting enough light indoors, not to mention lack of humidity. Really prefers to be outdoors and in the ground.

Shouldn't be hard to find. Geranium praetense is sold under many named forms by a whole bunch of mail order nurseries.


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RE: Dying Cranesbill Pratense Geranium

G pratense is a British and European wildflower which grows abundantly along road sides here. This shows you the conditions it likes. Plenty of light, water and fresh air and no extremes of temperature, especially not heat. No fancy soil or fertilisers. If your remnants have any roots get them outside asap, plant them, water them and hope. Don't baby them except for ensuring they have enough to drink. Putting stems in water will not help as it doesn't grow from cuttings.

Here is a link that might be useful: Meadow cranesbill


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