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How Grow Geraniums From Cuttings

How Grow Geraniums From Cuttings

Cutting can be used to propagate geraniums, as well as being a useful way of keeping large plants under control! David Ferguson, head gardener and property manager for the National Trust for Scotland at Greenbank Garden, shows you how to do it correctly in this step by step guide.

You Will Need

  • 1 pencil
  • labels
  • 1 knife
  • sharpening stone
  • secateurs
  • 3 inch pot
  • peat free multi-purpose compost
  • 1 watering can
  • 1 dibber


Fill the pot with compost.

Find a straight geranium stem about 3 inches long, and cut it away from the plant above a leaf joint, leaving a bit of extra stem at the bottom. Take 2 more cuttings in the same way and remove any flower heads.

Sharpen your knife, then cut your geranium stems just below a leaf joint to their final size of 3 inches. Remove any stipules coming out of the side of your stem, and leave just 3 leaves at the top.

Make 3 holes in the compost with your dibber, then put your cuttings on the holes. Pelargoniums don't react well to rooting hormone, so don't use any.

Give your pot a shake and water the cuttings, then stick in a label with the variety and date of cutting.