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by Amjad
(Amman,jordan )

Hi Jacki
Is it ok to prune and propagate ivy geranium while they are blooming ,I have this lovely one that is blooming right now with lovely colors but I just found out that there are at least 5 branches that can be cut and planted as a new plant
Thank you

Ivy geraniums are one of the easiest plants to propagate, and they can be rooted at any time.

However, you may want to enjoy the flowers and wait until they fade because the cuttings will root much easier if you take the flowers off.

The flowers take a lot of energy to produce, and while they’re blooming, they won’t be able to root as well. Also, the flowers can be a source of rot setting in.

Luckily, they root quickly and will most likely rebloom this year, even from cuttings.

Don’t forget to let the cuttings callous overnight before sticking them in some soil, and use caution when watering until they root – the soil should be slightly damp, but not soaking wet.

Rooting hormone can help, but they root well even without it.

Hope that helps!