Geranium blight

I have a trailing geranium in my conservatory.  The leaves start off healthy, then go patchy yellow and finally brown and die off.  I have not had many flowers this summer.  Can anything be done?


  • kate1123kate1123 Posts: 2,815

    Yellow leaves normally mean overwatering.

  • sotongeoffsotongeoff Posts: 9,806

    There is no such thing as geranium blight-it is just a sign of over-watering-they will survive quite happily with minimum watering

  • Alina WAlina W Posts: 1,445

    Yes, I agree with Geoff - there's no such thing as geranium blight, they're just too wet.

    Cut down the watering so that your plants are almost bone dry before watering again, and then only give a little water.

  • I am very careful not to overwater and have had this geranium a couple of years.  In previous summers I have had no problems and have not changed my watering regime.

  • ObelixxObelixx Posts: 10,632

    Maybe it's starving then.  Have you re-potted or freshened up the compost in the time you've been growing it?

    Also, in such a cool, sunless summer, it will have needed less watering than usual so maybe it is, after all, just over watered for the conditions.

    The Vendée, France
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 43,664

    I agree with Obelixx.  You say you have not changed your watering regime - but one of the secrets of successful gardening is to understand the individual requirements of each plant and adapt your cultivation techniques according to the condtions.

    No-one knows if you've done your housework, but everyone knows if you've done your gardening !
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