The Q&A Archives: Starting Lemon Geraniums

Question: We would like to start new plants fron the Lemon Geranium that we allready have. We do not know the official name but it is beautiful and smells like lemon. we leave in cental Indiana zone 46012

Answer: This plant is not winter hardy so you will need to move quickly to get these indoors if you want to save your plant or start new ones from it. The scented geraniums can be started from tip cuttings the same as for regular geraniums (Pelargonium). You can take cuttings in spring, summer and fall. Over the winter you may find that the plant becomes leggy due to low light, so you will need to pinch or prune it in the spring to encourage it to branch and grow denser. You can take cuttings at that time to prune it back and also start new plants, this is good because they seem to naturally grow better and faster during the summer. Here are instructions on how to propagate them this way. You may need to cut and paste the complete url into your browser to make it work correctly.

Good luck with your project!

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