Our slide show is all about how to grow rose-scented geraniums in the winter and in the summer, indoors and out; how to propagate cuttings into new plants; and how to use the fragrant leaves in cocktail and dessert recipes. Plus: How to perfume your bath with the leaves!
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Growing new plants
To start new plants, you'll need stem cuttings, 2" long and their lower leaves removed. These root quickly in pots of moist potting medium. If you are propagating just a few cuttings, root them individually in 4" pots. If have lots of cuttings, a good plan is to root them all in an 8" bulb pan, as pictured here. After three to four weeks, transfer the young rooted plants to individual 4" pots.
Water the medium well, and then place the cuttings in a well-lighted, but not too sunny window. You can also set the cuttings under a fluorescent light fixture. Pinch out new growth to encourage branching. I make lots of new plants every year, and give them away to friends.