Question From: R. Oliver - TEXAS
Q: My potted geraniums (sit in a window with plenty of light) seem healthy with a lot of leaves but over the winter the leaves started becoming pale and now are almost white. No blooms all winter but just now starting to bud. Leaves are very pale though still. Also both plants grow kind of to their sides. I turn them frequently but they don't produce on one side (it's pretty much on the bottom) I just thought this was the way they were suppose to grow until researching the pale leaves and now seeing pictures of nice round plants. What can I do to help them be pretty again? After reading here, overwatering might be part of the problem, but not sure that's all. Any help is appreciated.
Your turning the plants way too often. They lean toward the best source of sun. If they are leaning to the right give them a half turn and leave them. Propping them up may be helpful. The leaves will yellow from too much or too little water. The surface of the soil should dry between watering. Lack of sun will also cause yellowing leaves. Geraniums need 4 to 6 hours of direct sunlight daily. That's outdoor sunlight. Bright light indoors may not be enough to keep the plants in flower, especially in winter. Best And Happy Yardening, Nancy.