How to multiply geranium

How to multiply geranium

One of the most widespread houseplants is the geranium, in a different way geranium. She is unpretentious, blossoms all the year round and gives cosiness to any dwelling. During the summer period the geranium can be planted to the open ground where it will please you in the magnificent color. It is the simplest to multiply geranium by cherenkovaniye.

It is required to you

  • - small pots (or glasses from under yogurt);
  • - humus;
  • - sand;
  • - sharp knife;
  • - pricker;
  • - pencil;
  • - sticks;
  • - plastic bag.


1. It is possible to make multiple copies geranium during any period, but it is preferable to do it in February-March or August-September. Exclude reproduction of plant in December as chances that the flower will be accepted, are extremely small.

2. Choose the healthiest, beautiful and strong shanks on adult plant, they have to have light green color and to be gentle. If the shoot has already stiffened and has gained saturated green color, it is not recommended to take it for reproduction. Take sharp knife and cut off shank slightly at an angle.

3. The shank has to reach length of 15 centimeters and have 4-5 strong leaflets. Accurately tear off the lower leaves, leave only two topmost. Smooth out places of separation of leaves, otherwise they can become the main source of rotting of shoot. Leave shanks for couple of hours on table, during this time on cut the film is formed.

4. Prepare soil mix for landing of shanks of geranium, it has to consist in half of humus and sand (it is possible to replace with vermiculite). Take small pots, glasses or other small tanks and make at the bottom of opening for draining of excess water (by means of the pricker heated over fire).

5. Fill ware with soil structure and slightly stamp to remove air emptiness in pot. In the center make deepening pencil and land shoot, it is abundant water with the settled water of room temperature, try not to get at the same time on leaves.

6. To create moderate microclimate for geranium shoot, make so-called small greenery. Insert three-four sticks at the edges of pot and from above put on plastic bag, try that the bag did not adjoin to plant leaves. Make several small openings in polyethylene, it will save flower from overheating.

7. Put pot to the warm and light place, you watch that the soil did not dry up, but also do not pour plant. In dark and cloudy days highlight geranium the daylight lamp.

Author: «MirrorInfo» Dream Team