How to take scented-leaf pelargonium cuttings

Do it:

Jun, Jul, Aug

Takes just:

20 minutes

Scented-leaf pelargoniums are beautiful plants, with a variety of scents, including lemon and rose. The scent is released when the leaves are gently rubbed between the fingers. You can use the leaves to infuse desserts and cordials.

Scented pelargoniums can be pricey, but are easy to propagate from cuttings.

You will need

Seed compost

Perlite

Small plant pot(s)

Secateurs

Jug of water

Sharp knife

Dibber or pencil

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Fill a pot with equal volumes of seed compost and perlite – this will ensure good drainage.

Choose a stem with no flowers. Cut just above a leaf node, using sharp secateurs.

Put your cutting into water, while you take your other cuttings, so it doesn't dry out.

Remove the lower leaves, leaving just a couple at the top of the cutting.

Make a final cut just below a leaf node at the base of the cutting with a sharp knife.

Insert the bottom half in a pot of cuttings compost. Water well and place in a well-lit spot.

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