Can you help me assess the health of this geranium please ?
I believe this is a a rather old plant, maybe 10 years old, it has been a year now i am taking care of it. A year back when i found him, it was a pair of branch and leaf, it was not in good shape. Because i knew it was old soil, i layered organic matter on top of the soil, and gave the plant some NPK. During late winter and early spring it was subject of slugs attacks, so i tried my best to manually get ride of them. In late spring and until mid summer it was flowering wonderfully and I was very happy to see it so big and so colorful. During that time i regularly checked for butterflies, i found a pair of cocoons and caterpillar. I got ride of them asap.
I also noticed that in some places the plant was turning black inside. But i am unclear what that means because i can still some growth. For the last three weeks it has entered a kind of vegetative phase, the holes in leaves are not increasing, not much, it is not flowering again, it is making new greens (slowly).
Unfortunately, while doing the cuttings to write this post, i found one caterpillar...... No idea where it come from. Seems dead... so bad....
thanks for your input!
color of the water after (good) watering
a cut with black stuff inside
the other side of the cut, nice green
the friend i found while doing pictures for this post. he is super lazy but still alive..... : (
the cuts i plan to to
so i should get ride of branches with black hole in it, such as
I hop it will also help this plant to have a better shape, because it has grew two big branches in opposite directions and this is not so nice.
Following is the plant 12 days after the cut, very nice greeny leaves are coming out, thanks again.