The technique of cuttings is certainly one of the easiest to carry out to multiply your geraniums economically.
At the end of summer when the shrub is in flower or in spring when the vegetation starts again, you will have the opportunity to create new plants from the one you already have! © Maria
Period for cutting geranium
The best time starts from August, runs through the end of September, or even October if summer has had the good idea of playing extra time.
But you will be able to try it out without any problem as early as April when the vegetation starts again because the chances of success remain high.
Geranium cuttings technique
- Cut off one of the most beautiful stems of your geranium: a stem without flower having thrived during the year.
Take cuttings from healthy mother plants and in full vegetation.
- Cut about 10 cm from the end of the geranium by severing just below a knot
You can cut several, this will increase your chances of success.
- Remove the bottom leaves by reducing the number of leaves to keep only the top leaves.
- Soak this part in water for a few minutes then in a mixture called cutting hormone that you will find in the garden center.
This solution is not essential, but it will increase your chances of success
- Plant this (or these) cutting (s) in a pot filled with potting soil special cuttings or in a mixture of soil and sand.
Leave a space of 15 to 20 cm between each cutting.
- Place your cuttings outdoors and in the shade except for cuttings made in spring which will remain inside until the outside temperature has reached 20 °.
- Water regularly But without excess so as not to flood the nascent roots
- During winter, keep your cuttings in a dry, cool, ventilated place and especially frost-free.
- You can put them in the ground in the spring.
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