To create this article, 16 people, some anonymous, worked to edit and improve it over time. This article has been viewed , times. Learn more Geraniums, otherwise known as "pelargoniums", are easily propagated from cuttings in spring and autumn. The great thing about growing from cuttings is that you can keep the type true to the parent plant and with new young plants, you can be guaranteed of a fresh profusion of flowers.
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Considered a longtime favorite of gardeners and houseplant cultivars, geraniums Pelargonium spp. They are drought and heat tolerant but can endure only minimal frost. They have an extended flowering period, starting in spring and lasting well into the fall, with pretty flowers of red, pink, purple, orange and white. Growing from cuttings allows you to keep true to the parent plant, so if you have a geranium that is your favorite plant, then by all means take cuttings from it. When the fresh cuttings develop, you will be assured of an abundance of your favorite plant flowers. Early spring and late summer are considered to be the best time for geranium cuttings.
My answer is always the same. Buy perennials and herbs that are easily divided or propagated by cuttings. Just brushing against the leaves releases their aromatic oils into the air. This makes them perfect for a scented garden, grouped into pots on the patio, lining your walkway, or on your kitchen windowsill. Scented geraniums are usually found in the perennial or herb section of the nursery.
Kept on a warm windowsill over winter, your cuttings will quickly develop roots and leaves. Select healthy, squat and fat shoots. Remove them from the parent plant by cutting immediately above a bud.