Geraniums are fast-growing plants and they have fragrant flowers. Indoor gardening/ hydroponic growing methods can help you grow these plants very well. Special care has to be taken while pruning geraniums because they tend to develop long stems with few leaves and no buds if not pruned regularly.
To prune your indoor geranium, keep in mind that, plants like gentle treatment and care. Always handle your plants tenderly while pruning. Keep removing dead leaves and pinching off dead stems and buds your plants. Indoor gardening requires more care in removing the dead parts of plants because there is a little chance that they will biodegrade into the soil by themselves. The might start decaying which will cause growth of fungi and other pests. Thus it is important to pinch off the dead parts. Also, avoid crowding of geranium plants in your garden. Many plants growing in one place will lead in competition for water, light, and nutrients. To avoid this, keep removing aggressive growths of the plants. Always remember to cut off woody or leggy stems.
After first bloom season, cut back geraniums to within 4 inches of the ground. This will help them bloom again. Keep cutting them as it will promote the next blooming phase. At the end of blooming period, prune geranium stems within 2 inches of the ground. In case of containers, it is important to cut off the vigorous growths especially during spring.
If your plant is placed into dormancy for overwintering, then geranium should be pruned in early spring. And if for the plants that are wintered alive, best time to prune them is late fall or just before you bring them inside for indoor gardening.
Germanium is a beautiful ornamental plant and a little houseplant care will ensure bushy, fuller plants for your indoor gardens.