What kind??

fedup321(7 NC)February 11, 2005

Had this for about 6 months..and would you believe it has finally got a bloom in the winter??

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mingtea(z9 Tucson)

hello,

this looks like Begonia bowerae or one of its many cultivars. many rhizomatous begonias are late winter-spring bloomers. it's a very nice easy begonia. yours looks like a beaut!

-ming

    Bookmark   February 12, 2005 at 12:16AM
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fedup321(7 NC)

thanks...I think that is it! Can you root from cuttings..or how do you make more??

    Bookmark   February 13, 2005 at 5:36PM
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mingtea(z9 Tucson)

it's very easy to root this one--try taking a leaf from it and rooting it, african violet style, in loose substrate. i'd leave an inch of the leaf stem. you can also take a section of the rhizome and root that as well. some people like to take a leaf with a long section of the leaf stem and root in water. this works for me sometimes, but can result in rot sometimes.

-ming

    Bookmark   February 14, 2005 at 12:44AM
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