Pelargonium hystrix

Wed, 22 Oct 2008 22:40:26 PDT

Ernie DeMarie,

      I enjoyed all the information you gave me and right
away was looking at my conditions for the plant.  The
plant I have is small, 4" tall from soil level and the
caudex is less than 1/2" wide.  The pot I have it in is
round, 3 1/2" tall, and the interior of the pot is 2 3/4"
wide.  Considering the size of the plant I think the pot
will do.  When it grows larger then I can transplant it
into a larger pot size 4".  I have a fan blowing 24 hours
a day with a gentle breeze over the plant table with a
grow light being a 400 watt Hortilux-Blue metal halide
daylight grow lamp 4' above the plants.  This set-up is in
my patio room that has many windows for extra light.  The
patio room temp is in the low 60's and I'm wondering if
that is cool enough for the plant or does it need it
cooler?  When would you recommend watering to start as for
a schedule- Sept/Oct?  And how often should I be watering
the plant-once/week or less?  I live in Maryland and we're
expecting some snow soon so I could only put the plant
outside in the summer, but that would be during the
dormant time.  Should I just keep it in shade during that
time?  Thanks again for your help. I really appreciate


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