Bringing in geraniums

Asked December 1, 2015, 12:53 AM EST

i have a few geraniums that were still flowering when it started to get into the 40’s at night. So i washed them off an brought them in. One group in the container they were in; the others i dug up and repotted. The repotted ones are doing well and budding. The others are a little slow. Please let me know what the best thing is i could do for these plants so i get flowers inside and they are happy. Thank you!

Hennepin County Minnesota overwintering geraniums

1 Response

They will bloom all winter in a sunny window in a cool room and watered once a month. They can be watered when the soil gets dry (about once a week) and they will drop fewer leaves. They need sunlight to bloom and the higher the temperature in the room they more frequently they need to be watered. They will also survive uprooted and hanging on a clothesline in a basement. They take longer to recover in the spring but usually do. They are very tough plants.
http://www.extension.umn.edu/garden/yard-garden/flowers/saving-geraniums-over-winter/