Pelargonium graveolens

Names

Names

Scientific: Pelargonium graveolens

English: Geranium

Portuguese: Pelargónio

Origins

Origins

Family: Geraniaceae

Origin: South Africa

Life Cycle: Perennial

Properties

Properties

Aroma
Medicinal
Edibility

Parts Used

Parts Used

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Scientific NamePelargonium graveolens
English NameGeranium.
Portuguese NamePelargónio.
German NamePelargonien.
FamilyGeraniaceae
OriginSouth Africa.
HabitatShady places, near forests and moist soils.
Life CyclePerennial
Preferences CultivationSun exposure and soil neutral to alkaline well-drained. If the weather is cold, you may want to protect them in the greenhouse and house them during the winter, because only withstand temperatures down to 0°C.
Method of propagationSowing - the seeds ripen from July to September and should be planted in early spring in the greenhouse, the temperature at about 13ºC, germination will take between two weeks to a few months. Planting for permanent location should be at the beginning of summer. May cut it at any time of year, but summer is always preferable because it allows new plants take root and develop themselves before winter.
Ornamental CharacteristicsFlowering from May to June. H: 1 m, ᴓ 0,5 m
Description of smells and flavorsFragrance varies with the variety (rose or orange aroma).
Properties MedicinalAntiseptic, astringent, sedative, anti-hemorrhagic, poor circulation and emmenagogue, anti-inflammatory properties. Externally, is used for the treatment of acne, haemorrhoids, eczema and bruises. The essential oil is used to treat cervical cancer.
Properties EdibilityThe leaves are used in herbal tea, salads, flavoring desserts, jellies and vinegars.
Properties OtherThe essential oil is used in aromatherapy.
Contraindications / Side Effects / CommentsUnknown
Pests and diseases & how to fight themUnknown
How and When to harvest and / or pruning and which parts used. How many cuts per year?Parts used: flowers and leaves. Pruning: cuts should be made by the base during the autumn or spring.
Can be used in intercropping ( repellent / attractive ) or is biopesticide?All scented pelargonium are very efficient as a pest repellent.
Curiosity / Personal ExperiencesThe first species cultivated was Pelargonium sad, native to southern Africa and led in 1600 to the Botanical Garden of Leiden (Netherlands).

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