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Pelargonium storage

peteSpeteS Posts: 963
I've brought my pelargonium in from the cold, and the idea is to store it in a shopping bag, covered with dry Multi Purpose compost as I have no pot big enough. Will this be OK, do I need to keep it damp and how much light does it need. Many thanks.


  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 86,871
    edited January 2021
    I think that’ll be fine. I wouldn’t water it unless it shows signs of starting into new growth in which case it will need a little water occasionally, but I would keep it on the dry side of damp, if that makes sense 😉 
    A lightish spot would be good, especially if it starts into growth. 

    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.

  • Nanny BeachNanny Beach Posts: 8,669
    Mine go in a frost free greenhouse,no water, because they will get botritus, I don' cut them back either I leave the old growth on for protection, and cut back around March Having said, i have a lot that survive no problem outside, including some scented ones.
  • Fran IOMFran IOM Posts: 2,675

    These were my pelargoniums a few months ago and they still look the same now maybe even bigger but the flowers have obviously died down. They survived last winter no problem but yours looks as though it needs some tic. I am sure the above advice will help with yours and you will be able to plant them out again later in the year or maybe you have to keep it in the pot. Good luck with whatever you decide to do.  :)
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