New Angel Wing Begonia Rooting

Goddess4515September 2, 2012

I have a shoot of my Great Grandmother's Angel Wing begonia. I let it root in a glass of water probably too long, so it became very used to tons of water. I took it to the local nursery where they told me to pot it and water it very sparingly for a few weeks while the roots grow. I've been following those instructions, but the stem of the plant looks awful. The leaves were all browning, so I cut them off and now the stems are wilted and dry. Should I be giving it more water?

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woebegonia

I think you need to take a new cutting, the one described above is not in good shape. Water rooting is okay, I think it might be simpler, though, when the roots look well established, to just start adding every day or so a little potting soil to the rooting container. You then would not have to give roots the shock of going directly from water into soil mix.

    Bookmark   September 3, 2012 at 10:25AM
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hcmcdole(z7)

Something doesn't sound quite right. It sounds like the roots/stem rotted in the potting mix or dried out too much to take up water.

Try perlite instead of soil mix next time to root your canes if you use lots of water. Potting mix should be okay but do not keep it sopping wet.

    Bookmark   September 4, 2012 at 9:47AM
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