Pelargonium is a well-known, popular and common ornamental plant. It decorates our terraces, balconies, windowsills. Today we will answer a question often asked by its owners – why does the geranium turn yellow?
Watering and fertilizing
We must start with the most important issue: geraniums belong to a group of plants that have a huge need for minerals. Fertilizing this plant is very important. Make sure, however, that the fertilizer contains potassium, because a lack of this element can contribute to the deterioration of geraniums, including yellowing of the leaves.
The second most frequent cause of yellowing leaves ishe second most common cause of yellowing geranium leaves is irregular watering. When it dries out and is watered too much, permanent root damage can occur. Standing water in the pot will deprive the roots of access to air and thus the plant may rot or wither
There is also a chance that the plant turns yellow because of the presence of pests. If you notice them it is worth to spray them with a suitable preparation (available in gardening stores) Most often the remedy for the destruction of geraniums is to reduce watering and appropriate fertilization.