Geraniums and Pelargoniums forum: Propagating scented geranium from cuttings

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Name: Chris Pollock
Copperas Cove, Tx (Zone 8a)
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chris1948
Jul 14, 2016 3:42 PM CST
I've got one cutting already rooting, my question is that since this thing, see photos, is growing so out of control where should I take the cuttings from and how would I make it thicker like my Zonal Geraniums are?

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Chris
Name: Rj
Just S of the twin cities of M (Zone 4b)
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crawgarden
Jul 17, 2016 8:52 PM CST
Hi Chris,

I propagate them occasionally, I cut about 3-4 inches off the stems that are actively growing (not woody material), take the bottom leaves off and stick them in some potting soil than put them in a partial shaded area until they root. Than full sun. When you say thicker I think bushier....again just prune the stems back and the plant will fill in.

RJ
Name: Chris Pollock
Copperas Cove, Tx (Zone 8a)
Greenhouse Region: Texas Orchids Adeniums Cactus and Succulents Hibiscus
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chris1948
Jul 17, 2016 9:02 PM CST
That's RJ, yes, I meant bushier, I'll do then. Thanks, I appreciate the information.
Chris
Name: Julia
Washington State (Zone 7a)
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springcolor
Jul 17, 2016 10:43 PM CST
http://garden.org/ideas/view/springcolor/1710/Pelargonium-Cu...
This might help you.
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Name: Chris Pollock
Copperas Cove, Tx (Zone 8a)
Greenhouse Region: Texas Orchids Adeniums Cactus and Succulents Hibiscus
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chris1948
Jul 18, 2016 7:06 AM CST
Thanks so much for that Julia. I've bookmarked it so I can refer back later today.
Chris
Name: Julia
Washington State (Zone 7a)
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springcolor
Jul 18, 2016 8:43 AM CST
Hope you have success with the cuttings.
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Name: Chris Pollock
Copperas Cove, Tx (Zone 8a)
Greenhouse Region: Texas Orchids Adeniums Cactus and Succulents Hibiscus
Dog Lover Seed Starter Garden Ideas: Level 1
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chris1948
Jul 18, 2016 9:27 AM CST
springcolor said:Hope you have success with the cuttings.


Thanks, I have no problems with the Zonals, every time I stick a cutting into some potting soil it takes off.
Chris
Name: Julia
Washington State (Zone 7a)
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springcolor
Jul 18, 2016 9:32 AM CST
I have never propagated a scented, just thought they would be the same. Have you tried just scraping the underside of one of the stems, still attached to the plant, and laying that in a container with soil?
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Name: Chris Pollock
Copperas Cove, Tx (Zone 8a)
Greenhouse Region: Texas Orchids Adeniums Cactus and Succulents Hibiscus
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chris1948
Jul 18, 2016 9:33 AM CST
Hmm, no I haven't tried that Julia. Didn't even know that was possible.
Chris
Name: Julia
Washington State (Zone 7a)
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springcolor
Jul 18, 2016 9:35 AM CST
I have done this with rhododendrons.
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Name: Rj
Just S of the twin cities of M (Zone 4b)
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crawgarden
Jul 18, 2016 10:17 AM CST
Also works with hydrangeas
Name: Caroline Scott
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CarolineScott
Aug 26, 2016 3:50 AM CST
Layering stems works for several kinds of plants.
Try it!
Name: Chris Pollock
Copperas Cove, Tx (Zone 8a)
Greenhouse Region: Texas Orchids Adeniums Cactus and Succulents Hibiscus
Dog Lover Seed Starter Garden Ideas: Level 1
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chris1948
Aug 26, 2016 8:38 AM CST
Thanks Caroline, I'll give that a try. Appreciate the tip.
Chris

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