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What kind??

Posted by Fedup321 7 NC (My Page) on
Fri, Feb 11, 05 at 23:53

Had this for about 6 months..and would you believe it has finally got a bloom in the winter??


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RE: What kind??

  • Posted by MingTea z8 OR Corvallis (My Page) on
    Sat, Feb 12, 05 at 0:16

hello,

this looks like Begonia bowerae or one of its many cultivars. many rhizomatous begonias are late winter-spring bloomers. it's a very nice easy begonia. yours looks like a beaut!

-ming


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RE: What kind??

thanks...I think that is it! Can you root from cuttings..or how do you make more??


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RE: What kind??

  • Posted by MingTea z8 OR Corvallis (My Page) on
    Mon, Feb 14, 05 at 0:44

it's very easy to root this one--try taking a leaf from it and rooting it, african violet style, in loose substrate. i'd leave an inch of the leaf stem. you can also take a section of the rhizome and root that as well. some people like to take a leaf with a long section of the leaf stem and root in water. this works for me sometimes, but can result in rot sometimes.

-ming


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