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I've overwintered last years pelargoniums but some are very leggy. Is it too late to take cuttings for use this year?

Emma Crawforth

Hello Gilda,

Don't worry, pelargoniums are some of the most forgiving plants when it comes to taking cuttings. Softwood cuttings can be taken from now through to autumn. Gardeners often recommend taking them in autumn so as to overwinter them but as yours have survived winter in their original pots (I presume) you can start taking cuttings now. You can use the method in our geraniums cuttings project.You probably don't need to bother with the hormone rooting powder. Be sure to keep them in a warm place.

Good luck,

Emma

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