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Begonia Cuttings How ?

Discussion in 'General Gardening Discussion' started by HarryS, Aug 11, 2017.

  1. HarryS

    HarryS Eternally Optimistic Gardener

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    From another thread we ( @"M" ) were wondering on the best method to take cuttings from corm type begonias as below ?

    TIA

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        I would take cuttings now from non flowering shoots.
        Did this once and plants took 2 years to form tubers though.
        Basal cuttings in mid spring too :)
         
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        • pete

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          I used to divide the tubers in spring, if you get two or more shoots, then dust with sulphur the cut surface of the corm.
          I was never that successful with basal cuttings, as @Verdun says, this late you are unlikely to get much of a tuber to overwinter, so you will need to keep the cutting in the green.
           
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            Thanks @pete , @Verdun
            Two years for tubers to form and tricky basal cuttings.... this sounds a little tricky for me. Also it appears I am to late this season . I may have a go next spring :blue thumb:
             
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