Asked on Dec 21, 2017

Spring geraniums: Can I take a cutting off it?

Carrie Langlois
by Carrie Langlois
I have a geranium from last spring still in its original pot. It won't die. Can I take a cutting off it? And how do I get it to sprout?
q spring geraniums
  8 answers
  • You can start cuttings in water, just leave the top leaves of the cutting. By sprout, do you mean flower?

  • Why not winter over the plant you already have in your garage, porch or patio? If you take a cutting, stick in in a vase in a sunny spot and change the water every few days. Or pick up some rooting hormone. My girlfriends in snowy climates just garage theirs and for the most part they are successful. Might be worth a try?

  • Cjl14844138 Cjl14844138 on Dec 21, 2017
    cut sprout off geranium put in a clear glass of water--put where it get the sun -----and they will root.

  • Dfm Dfm on Dec 21, 2017
    that plant is a bit over grown. Yes you can prune it back and take cuttings..leave a leaf or 2 use a rooting hormone and plant in dirt,

  • Re Re on Dec 22, 2017
    Absolutely! Just cut with a sharp knife and put right into the soil. Water,water, water

  • 2dogal 2dogal on Dec 22, 2017
    Your plant needs to be transplanted into a larger pot! I would cut off the part where it is growing so long and root that. The rest of your plant will fill out as it has a larger pot to grow in.

  • Christi Heard Christi Heard on Dec 24, 2017
    My Mom would put them in pots & since we had windows in our attic, she would put them there until Spring & then back outside after Mothers' Day. Since $$ was tight with 6 kids, she never had to replace them. With plants/seeds you would typically buy every year (annuals), she would dry out some of the flowers, so they would not mold, write the flower name on an envelope & then use those seeds instead of buying new plants or packs of seeds......