Overlapping Rhizomes

greybird_kekeOctober 10, 2012

My Begonia has large rhizomes that overlap on top of one another. Will this hurt anything, or should they be separated?

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hcmcdole(z7)

It won't hurt at all. Usually the older rhizomes will eventually dry up and fade away much like iris rhizomes. It's probably a good idea to refresh the pot every few years or less.

    Bookmark   October 11, 2012 at 4:29PM
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Tiffany, purpleinopp GardenWeb, Z8b Opp, AL(8B AL)

My neighbor gave me a Begonia with overgrown rhizomes like that. I broke them up and put more space between the pieces when I repotted, and had enough for 2 larger pots. A few of the pieces didn't take but most have more spots where they're sprouting foliage now.

    Bookmark   October 12, 2012 at 9:47AM
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