At the end of September I decided to take a few Geranium cuttings, or as they are more correctly known – Pelargonium cuttings.
Here is how I do it:
Seek out some nice non flowering side shoots and make a clean cut somewhere below a leaf joint.
If you are taking quite a few cuttings at once it’s a good idea to keep them in a plastic bag while you take more cuttings so as to avoid them drying out.
Once you have a few cuttings, it’s time to trim them up.
Using a sharp pruning knife (or in this case, a floristry knife) trim the main stem to just below a leaf joint.
Trim away any excess leaves at the bottom of the stem so as to leave, just 2 or 3 leaves at the top.
You should be left with a nice clean stem with just a few leaves left at the top.
Next, fill a pot with some compost mixed with a good amount of gravel to aid drainage.
Make a hole against the side of the pot using a dibber.
Pop your geranium cutting into the hole and gently firm down.
Continue adding cuttings. I would suggest 2 or 3 per pot.
Don’t forget to label your cuttings.
Finally, give your pots a good watering and pop them on a window sill or in a greenhouse.
Once the cuttings have rooted, transfer each cutting to a 3″ or 4″ pot of their own and pinch out the growing tip to encourage side shoots.