size of tuberous begonia tubers

shebobJanuary 22, 2005

I have one tuber (6 years old) that produces enoumous stalks over 3 feet tall, with spectacular, large orange flowers. This fall the tuber was so large that I decided to measure it. It is 9 1/2 inches long, 7 inches wide (at the widest point) and nearly 4 inches thick. Must weigh over one pound. I will have to increase the pot size again this spring in order to hold the bulb. It was given to me as a little seedling 6 years ago and I don't know the exact variety. Can anyone tell me if it is common for the tubers to become so large? Or do I have a freak on my hands?



Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
geoffp(UK, NI)

I have some very large ones I plant in the garden each year too,some are the size of a small dinner plate.
I don't know if they lose their strength/vigour after a time?. I haven't tried to take cuttins of these as I have quite a few named varieties now in the greenhouse.

    Bookmark   January 22, 2005 at 5:57PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
bmchan(z5 central MA)

Is it a single or double? Color??

Does someone care to give us tips on dividing these monsters?

    Bookmark   January 23, 2005 at 11:06PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

Simply cut the tuber in halfs or quarters. Make sure that each piece has at least one eye (pip). Dust with fungicide after cutting.

    Bookmark   January 25, 2005 at 8:29PM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Newly bought a Rex Begnoia -
This appears to have smaller leaves. I had these before,...
Breaking dormancy
All my B. grandis tubers are showing their 'eyes' as...
To re-pot Rexes or not?
As you can tell from the picture, I have three Rexes...
shima nishiki peony field
The video is from 2009, taken in Luoyang, China. Enjoy...
Eyelash begonia
I was given a mini eyelash begonia yesterday. I have...
Sponsored Products
Homelegance Ride Tufted White Airlift Swivel Stool [Set of 2]
Beyond Stores
DENY Designs Conor ODonnell Tree Study Fleece Throw Blanket - 12756-FLELAR
$59.00 | Hayneedle
Coastal Shower Doors Shower Enclosures Paragon Series 32 in. x 82 in.
Home Depot
Maxim Gold Fourteen-Light Chandelier with Clear Royal Cut Crystals
Giddings Scroll Rug 4' x 5'7" - GRAY
$109.00 | Horchow
Lazzeri Rug 8' x 10' - CAMEL
$599.00 | Horchow
Couristan Dolce Brindisi Indoor / Outdoor Area Rug - 40776025023311T
$29.00 | Hayneedle
Red & Brown Palazzo Home Luxurious Sheet Set
$19.99 | zulily
People viewed this after searching for:
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™