Geraniums are an easy-care plant for summer patios and yard decorations. They also make nice flowering house plants. Check your geranium plants when you do your weekly garden maintenance. The leaves on a geranium plant will eventually die as the plant grows bigger. Maintain your geranium plants by removing or "deadheading" the dead flowers, buds and leaves to prevent disease. Nutrition and energy from the plant can be focused on new growth when dying portions are removed.
Lift the leaves up to view the entire series of stems of the geranium plant. Look for brown, crispy dry or yellowing leaves on the stems.
Grasp the dead leaf at the junction where the leaf stem is attached to the stalk of the plant between your thumb and forefinger.
Pull down with a firm movement and snap the leaf stem from the stalk.
Repeat the procedure with all leaves that are dead or dying.