Begonia seed

gmom2-6boysDecember 14, 2008

Do begonia make seed? I know you can start a new plant with leaf cuttings and stem cuttings but do they make seed also?

gmom2-6boys

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hcmcdole(z7)

If they flower then they may set seed if they are pollinated. Begonia seed is very small, almost dust like so one seed pod may have hundreds of seed. Read more about here:

SW Region

Brad's hybridizing page

Brad's growing from seed

    Bookmark   December 14, 2008 at 7:00PM
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tom8olvr(Z5 MA)

I'll second that dust comment... Man they are tiny little buggers!

this is a seed pod (immature)

seed inside is like DUST...

    Bookmark   December 19, 2008 at 9:52AM
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hcmcdole(z7)

And from that seed pod you get something like this:

After a year or more of growing I ended up with some canes that look similar to their parents. So far they have not bloomed. Here are two full size plants.

    Bookmark   December 19, 2008 at 11:26AM
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tom8olvr(Z5 MA)

Those pictures are so cute!!! Them little guys are adorable!

First year I grew from seed I bought unpelletized seed, boy
was I sorry. I think I got nothing.

Now I always buy pelletized seed.

here's a few babies:


They're so cuuuute!

    Bookmark   December 19, 2008 at 11:56AM
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