Geraniums are beautiful flowers that are robust growers. Although they prefer cool and temperate environments, their ability to handle varied abuses makes them a great garden flower, from the temperate regions of Australia to the harsher areas. Because geraniums grow freely and tend to sprawl, they may need to be trimmed back and put in their proper place frequently. To prevent them from taking over your garden and keep them producing beautiful flowers for years to come, your Australian geraniums should be trimmed yearly.
Don’t throw away your cut stems when you are finished pruning. Because the Australian climate is often harsh, propagate your stems instead so that you have backup geraniums if one of your plants dies. Cut the stems down to 10 centimeters in length and stick their ends into a propagation mix. Keep them lightly watered, and transplant them when they outgrow their pots. Alternatively, keep them in their pots and give them as gifts.