Cane type ID please

mksmth zone 6b Tulsa Oklahoma(6b)January 31, 2013

Back story. My great grandmother had this one. Passed it on to my mom and now Im trying to keep the memory alive. This is a cutting from the plant my mom has. I doubt the one she has is the actually mother plant. My great grandmother got the first one probably around 40 years ago.


Im pretty certain its "lucerna" just from some google research. Neither myself or my mother have seen it bloom and I hope to change that soon

Thanks
Mike

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woebegonia

I agree, looks like that wonderful survivor, B. 'Lucerna'.

    Bookmark   January 31, 2013 at 1:49PM
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Tiffany, purpleinopp GardenWeb, Z8b Opp, AL

Yes, looks just like mine, a tough Begonia. Put it in some morning sun outside when it warms up. That makes mine bloom. Good luck with your pretty plant!

    Bookmark   February 1, 2013 at 9:25AM
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mksmth zone 6b Tulsa Oklahoma(6b)

Thank you!!

My mom will glad to know.

mike

    Bookmark   February 1, 2013 at 10:37AM
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mksmth zone 6b Tulsa Oklahoma(6b)

I wanted to share my progress and ask a question. I would rather not have to stake this one but I imagine its inevitable because of the type. Will cutting it back continuously achieve a more bush type of plant.

Mike

    Bookmark   March 1, 2013 at 9:03AM
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Tiffany, purpleinopp GardenWeb, Z8b Opp, AL

That's growing very well, looks great!

Once this plant can go outside, the wind will keep it strong. Until then, if it gets so tall that it's floppy, snap it off and stick the end back in the soil. If you put a tall, floppy plant outside, the wind will tear it up whether it's staked or not. Turning often so it don't lean toward the light helps too, and waggling it gently with your hand, often, like the wind would do.

I do that to my cane Begonias all winter. The tips almost always take root, and the snapped original stem should sprout a new top, maybe more than one.

    Bookmark   March 1, 2013 at 9:11AM
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mksmth zone 6b Tulsa Oklahoma(6b)

Here she is today. Love the flowers.

    Bookmark   June 30, 2013 at 9:49AM
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Tiffany, purpleinopp GardenWeb, Z8b Opp, AL

I do too! Thanks for the update - looks fantastic!

    Bookmark   June 30, 2013 at 11:36AM
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raylynn2(8a)

Wow looks great :) what a difference a little sun will do :) I put mine outside and I guess it got to much Sun because all the leaves feel off:( so she's back inside healing!

    Bookmark   July 25, 2013 at 12:33PM
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raylynn2(8a)

Wow looks great :) what a difference a little sun will do :) I put mine outside and I guess it got to much Sun because all the leaves feel off:( so she's back inside healing!

    Bookmark   July 25, 2013 at 12:39PM
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