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African Geranium Pelargonium sidoides Plant One Gallon Size

African Geranium Pelargonium sidoides Plant One Gallon Size

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African Geranium Pelargonium sidoides Plant One Gallon Size

Pelargonium sidoides African Geranium is a silver-gray foliaged perennial/ subshrub from South Africa grows to 12 to18 inches tall with short stems holding slightly-fragrant heart-shaped velvety leaves with small clusters of dark burgundy flowers held high above the foliage that are produced year-round in coastal California with a peak in late spring and summer.

How to Grow African Geranium

Plant in full sun in well-drained soils and irrigate regularly to occasionally spring through summer - is surprisingly water thrifty considering its origins in a summer rainfall area. It is hardy and evergreen to 25 F and can take colder temperatures but will be dormant - keep drier in winter if possible. This is an excellent container plant and has done exceptionally well in our garden plantings. 

Health Benefits

The South African geranium has been used for centuries in South African traditional medicine. The root of the plant is typically distilled into an extract and used in cough and cold remedies to alleviate symptoms and reduce the duration of illness.

Proponents claim that the South African geranium can help fight upper respiratory tract infections, including the common cold, bronchitis, and sinusitis.

You will receive one well rooted plant.  It will be shipped with the roots wrapped in damp paper towels and with plastic and ready to plant upon arrival. The plant will be between 10 to 12 inches in height with well-developed roots.  These plants have been growing in one gallon containers.

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