Specie: P. peltatum
ivy-leaf geranium and cascading geranium
Name in Latin: Geraniaceae
Name in English: The Geranium Family
Origin: South Africa
Growth Habit: subshrub which can reach two meters in height, its branches prostrate, spreading, trailing, or climbing
Flower: umbel of 2 to 9 pink flowers, with 5 dark-streaked or marked petals each up to 2 centimeters long.
Blooming Period: spring thru autumn
Leaf: succulent leaves are peltate, their petioles attached at the middle of the ivy-shaped leaf blades.
ornamental plant, window boxes
Care and Handling
Soil: general purpose
Amount of water: Drench the soil and let it become moderately dry between waterings
Nutrition: Feed weekly with water soluble fertilizer diluted by haSlf.
Special handling: Dead flowers must be pinched off to promote more flowering and maintain a neat and tidy plant.
The genus Pelargonium derives its name from the resemblance of the shape of the fruit to the beak of a stork, pelargos in Greek.