What part of the geranium plant are cuttings taken from?
Answer Two Geranium problems here: (1) How to take cuttings and (2) How to get branches. First, let’s go over some basic Botany. It will help with both these answers. Many common flowering plants (like Geraniums) grow branches and roots because they have plant hormones (called ‘auxins’) that tell them what to do. These plants hormones are called ‘auxins’ and ‘cytokinins’.’ These are important words to know. Auxins were discovered first. Then somebody stumbled on cytokinins. There are others, but these are the big 2. Nothing important happens in plants without an order from these guys. Over the centuries, people have figured out how to dictate messages to them. One of the first plants they mastered was those Geraniums you are having trouble with. Geraniums, by the way, were the first plant I ever took a cutting of. And I was doing it all wrong. So I know how a very green thumbed human can get this all wrong. I went to someone else to find out how to do it right. Books just did not cut i