When to Crop Geranium: Terms and Scheme

Geranium( Pelargonium) is an indoor plant that does not require special care, but to make it look attractive, some rules need to be respected. Pelargonium has a large variety of varieties that were brought out by breeders of the 20th century. The flowering period of the

depends on the variety of the plant, it can last from the beginning of the early spring and end in deep autumn, and some species bloom even in the winter. To have a lot of inflorescences in it during the flowering period, it is necessary to cut the pelargonium. How to do it right? And when to cut the geranium? Consider these questions in this article. Due to the circumcision, the flower will always have a fresh and healthy look. Without this procedure, flowers will look unobtrusive and shapeless. In addition, if you do not cut, then flowers on the bush can and do not wait.


  • 1 Terms of Trimming
    • 1.1 Video "Winter Geranium Trimming"
  • 2 How to Trim
    • 2.1 Video "Spring Trimming Pelargon"

Trim Terms

The first trimming step begins before wintering. This is done to make garden geranium easier to carry winter chill, and it could save forces by spring. This process needs to be carried out after the heranium is completely blooming. For each variety, the period of blossom lasts differently - from the end of summer to the beginning of autumn. If the winter is cold and the ground freezes, the flower should be digested and transplanted into a pot. Otherwise, he will not survive in severe frosts. To care for this period, the flower needs the same as for other domestic plants. Provide regular watering and put on sills or in a room where there is a lot of light. These flowers really love the sun, so it's best to leave them for winter, if possible, to the room that opens the windows to the south side.

When to Crop Geranium: Terms and Scheme

After blooming, the geranium bush is cut, leaving only half the height of the plant. Due to this, inside the plant will be good air exchange, as well as the rootstock will receive the necessary sunlight. In addition, the likelihood of fungal infections will be minimized. In winter it is important to monitor the state of the sections. If they have changed the color, they are blackened, they need to be shortened.

Otherwise, geranium can be left on the street if it grows in a warm climate, and the earth does not freeze in winter. If for the winter shoots have grown and lost their shape, they are cut again, but already in the spring. Plants that were wintering in the street and at home, are cut off at the end of March or early April.

It is also important to know when you can cut the geranium, which is a houseplant. Indoor zonal pelargonium is also trimmed in the fall. In this case, leave at least two lower leaves on the stem. And to form a bush in winter. These plants have their own peculiarity: they quickly lay flower buds and still thrive. Therefore, pruning them only for the benefit. As for pleurality pelargonium, they can be cut in the fall and spring. Re-cropping is carried out at the end of February or in early March. This is necessary in the event that the pelargonium for winter is greatly extended.

Video "Winter Cutting of Geraniums"

In this video, tips for pruning the pelargonium before wintering;features of trimming for a separate type of pelargonium.

Also, some fast-growing types of flowers can grow up to 50 centimeters. In this case, if there are no leaves on the stems, it is necessary to reduce the watering of the plants to a minimum. Trimming geraniums from December to January is not recommended, because at this time she is in a state of rest. If the shoelaceous flower looks neat and compact, then the trimming can be carried forward in the spring. Do not be afraid to cut off the elderly shoots, which do not have leaves. After trimming, the pelargonium forms buds very quickly, and will be decorated with lush blossoms.

How to properly trim the

The geranium trim is necessary not only for the health of the flower, but also for it to have an attractive look and the right shape. The main pruning condition is to stimulate the growth of lateral stems and reduce the height.

Before you begin to form a pelargonium, you must determine its grade. This may be a pelargonium with a erect or high stem, or a shrub. Depending on the particularity of the variety, you can proceed to the formation of the flower. Paying attention to the peculiarities of the growth of stems, it is possible to give the plant the correct form. It is important to remember that the plant needs to be cut regularly, not from time to time. In other words, you can not start the appearance of a flower, it requires constant care.

When to Crop Geranium: Terms and Scheme

Geranium cropping should be done with a sharp blade. Before the procedure, blade blade must be disinfected with alcohol. The blade needs to be carefully, but confidently make a slanting cut over the leaf knot. Cutting is important to do at an acute angle. Shoots of the plant, directed inside - cut. If the plant has too long stems, shorten them to the height required by your design. Again, take into account the genetic growth of the stems, if they curl, this should be taken into account when forming the plant. When trimming you can touch the growth point - the knot on the stalk. After the cut and lateral long stems, you can go to the middle. It is also worth knocking stems from time to time, this will help preserve the plant's decorative appearance.

When to Crop Geranium: Terms and Scheme

It is important to monitor the condition of the plant and, having noticed the fading flower - remove it. Due to this, the geranium will not spend its vital forces on the waning flower. This also applies to fading leaves and stems. If inflorescences and leaves can be removed with your hands, then the stem should be cut with a sharp blade. If there is a need to completely cut the stem, then it is necessary to do so in the place where it joins the main stem.

Video "Spring Trimming Pelargonium"

This roller shows the process of spring trimming of the pelargonium. Features of trimming various types.