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propagating begonias from leaf cuttings

Posted by island_coco 7 (My Page) on
Fri, Sep 26, 08 at 2:42

It's just about time for me to try this, but I'm unsure as to where to make the cut. Come to think of it, I'm pretty unsure of the whole thing! Will these cuttings grow into full sized plants that'll bloom next spring? I'm just getting into begonias and am thoroughly hooked on their beauty. Any advice would sure be appreciated.

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RE: propagating begonias from leaf cuttings

plants from leaf cuttings will grow to normal size, pproduce normal size blooms. Should also consider stemp/top cuttings.

RE: propagating begonias from leaf cuttings

george... are these leaf cuttings propagated in water until they root... or in dirt? what do you mean ""Should also consider stemp/top cuttings"" please explain for those of us that do not know, thanks, Bob in Oklahoma.

RE: propagating begonias from leaf cuttings

A leaf cutting is layed on the surface of soil.... several cuts are made into the veins of the leaf & pins are often used to hold the leaf down some misting is need.
My fingers are stiff & sometimes hit several keys. I was saying also try STEM and/or TIP Cuttings

RE: propagating begonias from leaf cuttings

I am attempting to start begonia leaves, but mold is growing on the leaf and the peat moss. How do I control this?

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