Day 253: pelargonium cuttings

Daily details from the garden to bring you inspiration throughout the year

Pelargoniums just love to root – a stem of  Pelargonium  ‘Vectis Allure’ roots in the jar of water it was hastily put into when carelessly snapped off from the main plant

Pelargoniums just love to root – a stem of Pelargonium ‘Vectis Allure’ roots in the jar of water it was hastily put into when carelessly snapped off from the main plant

Pelargoniums must be one of the absolute best things for the clumsy gardener (raises hand) to grow, for the simple reason that any bit you might accidentally snap off is almost certain to grow into a new plant. Now is a good time to increase your stock of pellies – a sensible plan if you’re anything like me and like to increase the odds of any particular variety making it through to next spring. Rather than bunging a carelessly amputated stem into a vase of water as I did in the picture (hey, it worked), the most reliable method is to insert prepared cuttings (trim a length of stem, cut just below a bumpy leaf-node, to about 8cm, removing all the leaves save a pair right at the top) into moist, well-drained compost, and watch them grow. 


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