Return to the Begonia Forum | Post a Follow-Up

Can I take cuttings of this?

Posted by Barb_roselover_IN 5a (My Page) on
Thu, Feb 24, 05 at 20:32

I have a plant that I brought in for the winter. Out by my mailbox I planted several of the bronze colored begonias with some marigolds. I want to propagate some cuttings, but I tried once and they got mushy. These are not the fancy tubers but just the dark bronze ones. What did I do wrong? Thanks - Barb

Follow-Up Postings:

RE: Can I take cuttings of this?

  • Posted by MingTea z8 OR Corvallis (My Page) on
    Thu, Feb 24, 05 at 21:30

begonia semperflorens can be successfully propagated by taking well-branching stem cuttings (for a fuller, nicer looking plant). i don't grow many myself, but i would suspect that your mix was either too wet or too heavy...or both. cuttings will turn to mush under those conditions. i would use some well-draining mix...perhaps mix in perlite and sand if you have to, and grow in humid (not wet) conditions. bottom heat helps a lot, but isn't necessary. HTH,


 o Post a Follow-Up

Please Note: Only registered members are able to post messages to this forum.

    If you are a member, please log in.

    If you aren't yet a member, join now!

Return to the Begonia Forum

Information about Posting

  • You must be logged in to post a message. Once you are logged in, a posting window will appear at the bottom of the messages. If you are not a member, please register for an account.
  • Please review our Rules of Play before posting.
  • Posting is a two-step process. Once you have composed your message, you will be taken to the preview page. You will then have a chance to review your post, make changes and upload photos.
  • After posting your message, you may need to refresh the forum page in order to see it.
  • Before posting copyrighted material, please read about Copyright and Fair Use.
  • We have a strict no-advertising policy!
  • If you would like to practice posting or uploading photos, please visit our Test forum.
  • If you need assistance, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help.

Learn more about in-text links on this page here