does any one else love wax begonias

michael1846(6)November 8, 2013

am i the only one who brings my wax indoors

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hcmcdole(z7)

You could be one of a rare breed that brings waxes inside. What kind of waxes do you have? Are they hard to come by?

    Bookmark   November 8, 2013 at 3:28PM
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michael1846(6)

no they are not hard to come by they are just so pretty i only have 1 but i love it (my neighbors threw it away and it was a twig with like 2 leaves now its this) how do i pollinate it and grow the seeds? Does it look healthy i cant let it die it is my all time favorite plant! (the pictures in the link)

Here is a link that might be useful: my begonia

    Bookmark   November 8, 2013 at 10:47PM
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hcmcdole(z7)

It depends on how much of a hybrid you have. It may be sterile. If it is fertile you should have two types of flowers - male (pollen bearing) and female (has a sticky pistil and ovary). Transfer the pollen from the male flower to the female either by removing the male and touching the pollen to the female or using a brush or a finger or a Q-tip or anything that can transfer pollen from the male to the female. In cases like this it is much easier to start new plants with stem cuttings. Cut below a node while keeping a couple of nodes above and push the stem into some moist potting mix enough to embed one node.

    Bookmark   November 9, 2013 at 11:14AM
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michael1846(6)

thanks

    Bookmark   November 9, 2013 at 4:03PM
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Tiffany, purpleinopp GardenWeb, Z8b Opp, AL(8B AL)

I bring them inside too. They're welcome in here anytime.

    Bookmark   November 19, 2013 at 4:27PM
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