Huge Geranium - Knowledgebase Question

North Haledon, NJ
Question by Jinglesh
August 25, 1999
I have a huge Geranium plant in a pot that we have kept going for two full years! The problem is it is so tall and leggy that we cannot bring it inside for the winter and try to keep it going. It produces nice blooms but is just too huge for the window sills. Can we prune it down to a manageable size without killing it off?

Answer from NGA
August 25, 1999


You must have one happy plant! Yes, you can cut it back without hurting it, although at this time of the year I would not suggest removing more than a third to maybe a half. If needed, you can trim it back again next spring, too. Note that the plant will generally branch or get a bit bushier below the cut so you can try to direct the growth a little when you cut it back.

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