Geranium often are grown from cuttings rather than seed.
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Geraniums can add a visually inspiring variety of color to your flower garden or window box. The plants produce white, red, pink or orange flowers and grow to about 1 to 2 feet high and 1 to 3 feet wide. Geraniums don't grow well from seed, so they are most often propagated from root cuttings. Some species of geraniums are also edible, as well.
Remove a 3- to 4-inch-long cutting from the stem tips of your geranium plant in late spring or early summer.
Remove the lower leaves of your plant from 1 to 1 1/2 inch from the bottom.
Fill your dish with the root hormone and dip your cutting into it. Shake your cutting gently to remove any excess.
Repeat the process with two more cuttings.
Fill your pot with potting soil. Poke 3 deep holes evenly spaced out in the pot with a pencil.
Put the cuttings in the soil so that at least two nodes on the stem are in the dirt. Push the dirt around the stem and water the plant well.
Cover your pot with clear plastic bag and secure it with a rubber band. Set your geranium in a warm spot, but do not put it in direct sunlight. It will root best under indirect sunlight.
Remove the plastic for a few hours each day to give the plant fresh air. Remove the plastic permanently when new leaves begin to develop.
Transplant your geraniums in a window box or flower garden by spacing them 2 to 3 feet apart in full sun or partial shade.
In august, take more root cuttings from your plants and grow them indoors during the winter months.