Geraniums and Pelargoniums forum: When to pot my cuttings

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Name: Chris Pollock
Copperas Cove, Tx (Zone 8a)
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chris1948
Apr 19, 2016 3:40 PM CST
I took some cuttings from our 3+yr old Geranium back in Feb and they've actually done quite well for me and have actually bloomed once so far. What's the best next step now to take? As you can see in the photo I have a couple of cuttings. Should I put them into separate pots? What is going to be the best way to get them to spread out like the parent plant?


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Chris
Name: Anne
Summerville, SC (Zone 8a)
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Xeramtheum
Apr 30, 2016 6:06 AM CST
Once they have a good root system going you can repot them anytime .. I leave my cuttings in the same pot to make it fuller.

Best way to do it without too much trauma is to take a knife and cut a circle around the rooted cutting about 1 and a half inches away from the cutting about 2 inches deep then scoop it up with a spoon or something and pot it up. Fill the hole that's left with more potting mix.
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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 2
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chris1948
Apr 30, 2016 7:48 AM CST
Thanks Anne, that's approximately what I did. I loosened them up really well by just squeezing the pot then they came out easily by gently pulling on the leaves. The one that had bloomed for me already just came out with a lot of soil which went right back into the new pot.
Chris

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