Geranium bicknellii aka Bicknell's Cranesbill


Common names

Bicknell's Cranesbill, Northern Crane's Bill, Bicknell's Geranium

How to care for Bicknell's Cranesbill


Bicknell's Cranesbill should be watered regularly, allowing the soil to dry out between waterings.


When growing Bicknell's Cranesbill, it is important to pay attention to the soil type you are using. This plant is very sensitive to dry soil and needs a potting soil that retains moisture. A good soil should still be well-draining and contain lots of organic matter. Coco coir or sphagnum moss are great options to provide the Bicknell's Cranesbill with the nutrients and moisture it needs. The added organic matter will also help the soil retain water and prevent the Bicknell's Cranesbill from drying out too quickly. Before planting, make sure to mix compost or manure into the soil for extra nutrients. Also, make sure to water the Bicknell's Geranium regularly, making sure to keep the soil evenly moist but never soggy. With the correct soil and watering regimen, the Bicknell's Cranesbill will thrive and bring lots of beauty to your home.


Bicknell's Cranesbill thrives in bright and direct sunlight. To ensure your plant receives enough light to survive, place it less than one foot from a window. The current weather in your area may affect the placement in your home. For example, if you live in a region that has longer and more intense periods of sunlight, then you may want to place the plant farther away from the window to avoid direct sunlight and reduce the risk of sunburn. Alternatively, if you live in a region with relatively milder temperatures and less intense sunlight, then you may be able to place the plant closer to the window for increased exposure. Ultimately, the current weather in your area should be taken into consideration when determining the best placement for your Bicknell's Geranium.


Ploi's records do not contain confirmed information on the toxicity of this particular plant. In the event of accidental ingestion of plant material with questionable toxicity by you, a family member, or a pet, it is always a good idea to consult a healthcare professional.


The Bicknell's Cranesbill should be repotted either when it doubles in size or annually, whichever comes first. Providing new potting soil with all the vital nutrients annually is enough to support the growth of the plant, and thus, there is no need for fertilizer. Remember that plants derive their energy from the sun, not fertilizer.


Bicknell's Cranesbill grows vertically and new growth emerges from the top of the plant.

Region of origin

Bicknell's Cranesbill’s native range is Northern N. America - Newfoundland to British Columbia, south to Michigan, New York and Utah.

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