Geraniums are one of the most popular flowers in the world. They come in a wide range of colors and sizes, they’re easy to grow, and they have a strong fragrance that is pleasing to many people. If you’ve ever wondered whether or not geraniums change color with age, then this blog post will be perfect for your needs!
Do Geraniums Change Color?
Yes! Geraniums change color when their environment changes. The most common color change is white to pink. This is because geraniums naturally grow in more of an acidic environment. If you change the pH level by adding fertilizer, their color will become pink.
Should You Be Concerned About Geraniums Changing Color?
Nope! There’s no need to worry if your geraniums change color. It’s not a sign of disease or harmful conditions.
However, if you are concerned about how your garden looks, consider keeping the soil slightly acidic to stop the flowers from changing color. You can do this by adding calcium sulfate, decomposed compost, or peat moss to the soil.
I recommend using a pH testing kit to be certain that your geraniums are growing in the most optimal environment.
Why Are My White Geraniums Turning Pink?
White geraniums turn pink if the soil pH is higher than what the plant usually likes. This can be caused by too much organic matter in the soil or compost. If this happens, water with rainwater only and avoid fertilizers that contain nitrogen; they make the problem worse.
In conclusion, geraniums change color when their environment changes. For example, if you add fertilizer to the soil, it will become pink because it is an indicator of higher pH levels than what geraniums usually prefer.
If your white flower turns pink or any other color, don’t worry! It’s not a sign that anything bad has happened and there are many things that you can do to stop it from changing color. I recommend using a pH testing kit and applying peat moss to keep the soil slightly acidic.
So, what is your favorite color geranium? Do you prefer it when white geraniums turn pink? Please do let me know! If you liked this article, feel free to check out my blog for more helpful gardening tips.
Tim is an avid gardener from the UK. He was the founder of PlantCarer.com from 2021 to Sep 2023. He sold PlantCarer.com to Aaron. He has since started his own business called Seed To Supper, which provides new gardeners all the materials you need in a box (pots, seeds, compost and instructions) to grow your own delicious and nutritious vegetables and herbs from start to finish – no garden required.