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PostPosted: Mon Sep 04, 2006 3:18 pm 
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I have a Geranium (not a Pelargonium) that I would like to propagate by stem cutting. Can anybody give me a clue how to get it done?

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They root quite easily; however the trick is to let the cutting sit in open air; allow the cut to callous over. A fresh cut will simply rot.

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Sometimes possible. Which species do you have? You have to get a real piece of stem to be able to root it. Those "stalks" that bear the flowers will not root and those leaves that come right from the base will not root. Therefore stem cuttings are virtually impossible for some species. Most species are easy to divide or take root cuttings.


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 05, 2006 2:07 pm 
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Thanks to both of you for the information. The one I want to propagate is Geranium yoshinoi ?Confetti?. Is this a species that can be propagated by stem cuttings? When the rain stops I'll take a look to see if I can find a true stem.


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Sorry, I don't have this species. The description sounds as if it should have true stems and you should be able to root those as cuttings.


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 Post subject: would have used the stem
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Thank you i would have used partof the stem instead of the root like cutting a house plant
I worked at a greenhouse for 2 yrs but never noticed how they did this, I usually worked with vegetable plants
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