How to Grow Geraniums from Cuttings
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How to Grow Geraniums from Cuttings

This easy guide shows how to grow geraniums from cuttings saving you money and ensuring you will have your favourite plant for the years to come.  Geraniums are one of the easiest plants to grow and propagate.  Their flowers come in a wide range of colours suiting any décor.

Mainly found in the Mediterranean and temperate regions, geraniums will grow in any well drained soil.  They grow especially well in pots in full sun to part shade and flower throughout the warmer months.

Geranium plants will usually last two seasons depending on the variety.  Towards the end of the second season in the autumn or fall it is a good idea to take cuttings so you will have new plants for the coming spring.

Tools and Materials Needed

  • Pot with a Saucer
  • Potting Mix
  • Cutting Powder (Growth Hormone)
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Instructions

Time needed: 20 minutes.

Taking Geranium Cuttings

  1. Preparing the Pot

    First prepare the pot by filling with the potting mix then watering well.  Make a deep hole with your finger where the cutting is to be planted.

    Preparing the pot for geranium cuttings.

  2. Take the Cutting

    Next look for healthy new growth on your existing plant.  Cut off any flower spikes then make a cut on an angle so the stem is between 5cm (2 inches) to 10cm (4 inches) long.

    Taking the geranium cutting.

  3. Plant the Cutting

    Dip the cut end into the cutting powder then shake off the excess.  Place the cutting into the hole made in the pot then gently push the soil around it and firm down.

    Geranium cutting dipped in cutting powder.

  4. Cutting Care

    Keep moist then fertilise every two weeks with liquid fertiliser once the new growth appears.  It can take up to 2 months. Protect cuttings from frost during the winter.

    Geranium Cutting Planted in the Pot.

Geranium cuttings flowering after two months.
Geranium cuttings after two months.

Tip

Cut off spent flowers to encourage new blooms.

Geraniums look stunning when planted with many of the same variety together in a garden bed.

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Do you love creating new plants? Try this guide on growing lavender from seed, growing mint, taking bottlebrush cuttings or growing zucchini from seed.

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