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Begonia 'Glowing Embers'

  • Season Icon Late SummerLate Summer 2017
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jpea

#cataloging #bed2jpea - sorry repeat pic but couldn't add this pic without publishing it again

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jpea

From a love lorn bedraggled plant to a new#lease of life, soon ready for cuttings 😀

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Di007

👍

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Keely

Wow that's amazing and you can over winter them too for next year 🏵🏵🏵

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jpea

Think that's what I'll do with the bigger one, thanks @Keely

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lovemygarden65

Fantastic 👍👍👍

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jpea

Bergonia Glowing embers cuttings as recommended by @icedance

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jpea

Is it Bergonia or Bergenia? I also might remove the 2 biggest leaves

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icedance

Well do or die 🤔 might be worth cutting the leaves in half to reduce the energy going in to them and not possible root production and then whehey you can do some more leave cuttings 🙂 you'll have enough to start sharing at this rate 🙏

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icedance

Begonia 👍 Bergenias are perennial Elephants ears 👂

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jpea

Thanks again Sam, I've already planted up a doz leaf cuttings, enough I think 😅😅😅

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RenataJegereva

Begonia from cutting!? I'll be up early tomorrow for this!

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jpea

@RenataJegereva I'm sure @icedance will correct me if I err but I looked it on the internet and it said to divide a leaf into 2 or 3,put into a pot containing potting compost and perlite water and put a bag over it basically. I've put 2 cuttings in a 3in pot and fixed a poly bag over it with an elastic band - Heath Robinson maybe 😀

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icedance

No correction needed 👍although the stem cuttings should be fine without the poly bag as they may get a bit sweaty and rot at this time of year ? this is more gut instinct than anything else 🙂

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RenataJegereva

Wow! So excited. I'll try cuttings tomorrow! Bought a dozen of begonia tubers this year and they all (after soaking overnight, etc., etc., etc.), rotted away. Really keen to multiply the only one I have alive! 🙂 I usually only "scavenge" for rescue plants: nearly dead sales, carboots, etc. and having paid for a dozen of begonias to only get one, I am super-keen to try getting the best out of it, thanks for the advice! 🙂

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