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Wimpy geranium leaves

I recently purchased geraniums to put in hanging baskets but the leaves and flower stems seem limp and unsubstantial. What to do?
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Limp, poor growth may have come from growing in low-light conditions or from being pushed with a lot of nitrogen fertilizer. In either case, holding the plants in a bright, protected spot out of direct sun for a week or so may help harden them off. If they are really floppy, you may be best off pinching them back first. In this case, trim off the stem tips so that they'll branch out and form thicker stems.

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