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St Albans based, career changer and studying Horticulture. Bulb addict, South African plant fan and converted succulent lover

Begonia masoniana

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richard.spicer.7906

Propagation update 28/09/2018 - 3 successful leaf cuttings of Begonia masoniana (species). Almost a year old now. You can see why they call it the iron cross begonia 👍🏼. As the leaves are quite bumpy with fine hairs, this begonia is better propagated with the leaf on its side buried half in the potting mix, rather than laid flat, to prevent the leaf from rotting.

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richard.spicer.7906

#begonia #begonia-masoniana #ironcrossbegonia #leafcuttings #houseplant-propagation #houseplant #foliagefriday

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richard.spicer.7906

Here’s an old pic, there’s actually three plants here all from leaf cuttings. I gave one away and kept the other two. Sadly, they suffered terribly last winter from powdery mildew and fungus gnat larvae eating the roots but it’s recovered and slowly growing back. Will take an updated pic at wkd 👍🏼 @docthrill

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docthrill

Thank you sir, now I know, excellent 🙏

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richard.spicer.7906

My Begonia masoniana leaf cuttings are coming on nicely, starting to develop the characteristic 'Iron Cross' shaped emblem on the newest leaves. Almost 9 months it's taken to get this far though #begonia #begonia-masoniana #ironcrossbegonia #leafcuttings #houseplant-propagation #houseplant

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kathy

Beautiful foliage

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tinaaune

I propped dibs rothko & escargot from leaf cuttings in march, took about a month to root and now 3 months later have lots of wonderful TINY plants 🤗 @richard.spicer.7906

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richard.spicer.7906

It should look spectacular when bigger @kathy , can’t wait now that it’s growth is picking up.

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richard.spicer.7906

Yay! Well done @tinaaune , how exciting 😀 - I’m absolutely fascinated by plant propagation and the variety of techniques.

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richard.spicer.7906

.... and this morning I spotted the first new shoot 😀👏🏼👏🏼 #begonia #begonia-masoniana #ironcrossbegonia #leafcuttings #houseplant-propagation #houseplant

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Jason

Congratulations

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richard.spicer.7906

One of my other begonia leaf cuttings - different technique, a single leaf cut into triangle sections, each with one main vein. Begonia masoniana (The Iron Cross Begonia) - crammed three sections into this tray, also in October 2017.... #begonia #ironcrossbegonia #leafcuttings #begonia-masoniana #houseplant-propagation #houseplant

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plants

Must try this Richard 👍🌱

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Jason

I have had success rooting #Begonias via leaf cuttings. I normally slit the veins, and pin the leaf down on the soil surface making sure the leaf stalk is submerge in the soil.

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angiecrazycatlady

This is how I tried my first begonia cutting. I must try my new one soon 😊

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terrimclaughlin

I remember when you did the cutting. They came out great. I did it with just a cutting from the begonia and just put it in dirt. That worked but I’m going to try your way. Does that type of propagating technique work with other plants??🤗🤗🤗🥂😊💕

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richard.spicer.7906

I tried that too @Jason on a different leaf. I've experimented with both techniques now and they work very well on begonias 😀👍🏼

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richard.spicer.7906

It certainly does @terrimclaughlin - I've successfully tried it also with African Violets, and Streptocarpus. This summer, I'm hoping to try leaf cuttings on Eucomis (Pineapple Lillies) too 😊

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