pruning geraniums - Knowledgebase Question

Santa Maria, CA
Question by dickjoan176
October 21, 2006
How or do I prune a geranium? Mine is very leggy.

Answer from NGA
October 21, 2006


It's easier to keep geraniums compact by regularly pinching out the stem tips than it is to renovate one. But, it can be done. Cut the stems back to just above a node (leaf scar) and new growth will develop at the node. Your plant won't look very attractive for a few weeks until the new growth is produced. You can start new plants by rooting the stems you've just pruned off. Break or cut just below a node and set the cutting in moist potting soil. Roots will develop at the node. Use small pieces of the stem - 3-4" is all you need.

Best wishes with your geraniums!

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