Geraniums are very popular outdoor plants but they also make great indoor flowering plants. Geraniums belong to the genus Pelargonium meaning “stork” in Latin. Native wildflowers and herbaceous perennials are the real members of the Geranium genus.
There are over 200 Pelargonium species, most of them originating in South Africa. Geranium Plants come in a variety of colors, white, pink, salmon, red, fuchsia, lavender, leaf patterns, round, segmented, lacy, flower size, single or double bloom, and leaf color, green, green and white, or multicolored. Geranium Plants can be a compact upright plant or a graceful hanging vine. The vibrant Geranium flowers do not have an appealing aroma, but there are several Geranium varieties that have leaves with lovely scents such as rose, lime, peppermint, lemon, orange, or lime. Geranium Plants are a great addition to your indoor plant collection, but will only bloom if you keep them in very bright light or direct sun for at least 6-8 hours a day. These plants are considered slightly poisonous and should be kept away from pets and children.