I love geraniums- but hard to grow from broken pieces. Any ideas?

Rooting in water is iffy at best, any other ideas?

  7 answers
  • Betty Bell Betty Bell on Feb 05, 2018
    use rootone or other root enhancing products
  • Dfm Dfm on Feb 05, 2018
    with a sharp knife trim off the ragged pieces, the dip into a rooting hormone, and plant in a potting mix.
  • Trish Trish on Feb 05, 2018
    I root them directly into damp soil. Keep the soil damp, not soggy, until plants take root.
  • Diane Moore Diane Moore on Feb 06, 2018
    It seems all of you are of the same mind- soil and root hormone. Thanks!
  • Anna Dilkd Anna Dilkd on Feb 06, 2018
    I’ve never used root hormone before, I just use a little Miracle gro in water. I only let about 1/2 inch stem into the water and wait for the little, fine roots to start them plant in the soil & add just enough of the miracle gro mixture to moisten the dirt. I just planted my 3rd generation geranium, from my first plant, and has buds ready to pop.
  • Sue Sue on Feb 07, 2018
    My son, 7 at the time, would get a broken piece, push a stick into the clay, add the geranium. We had the prettiest garden, thanks to him,
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