Begonia Leaf Propagation

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Foliage begonias, which include the Rex, Iron Cross and Angel Wing cultivars, produce colorful leaves and inconspicuous flowers. According to the University of Florida Mid-Florida Research and Education Center, this type of begonia is usually propagated by leaf cuttings. Use a clean, well drained mixture of peat moss and perlite, vermiculite or sand as a…


The Best Soil for Begonia Flowers

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Begonias are annuals that grow from spring to fall, and die at the first frost. They bloom in oranges, yellows, pinks, reds and white, but only succeed when they get the right amount of sun and good, solid nutrition. Drainage Begonias require quick drainage in their soil, and suffer in standing water, so it’s important…


How to Propagate an Angel Wing Begonia

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The angel wing begonia is beloved for its large, showy, winglike leaves–dark green with silver speckles and crimson undersides–and for its delicate flowers that range from white to red. The angel wing is a hybrid created by crossing Begonia aconitifolia with B.coccinea. It requires six to eight hours of indirect light per day and regular…


Angel Wing Begonia Care Guide

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Angel wing begonias (Begonia lucerna ‘Sophie Cecile’) are easy-to-care-for houseplants that grow up to 48 inches high. They produce pointed, dark green foliage–usually with white spots–year-round and delicate hanging pink blooms in the spring or summer. The exact shade of the blooms depends upon how much light the plant receives. Although they aren’t demanding plants,…


How to Store Begonia Tubers

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Begonias are native to tropical and subtropical regions and die if left outside in climates where winters are cold. Unless you plant your begonias in pots that you can take into the house after the summer, plan to dig them out every year. When you do, you’ll notice the plants have an underground stem that…


Begonia Problems

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Begonias are ornamental flowering plants commonly used in both residential and commercial landscapes. These shade-loving plants grow well both outdoors and indoors as a houseplant. There are currently more than 1,000 different varieties of begonias available, yielding blooms in a variety of colors, including white, pink, red, yellow and orange. A variety of problems can…


How to Take Cuttings From a Bonfire Begonia

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Bonfire begonia is a relatively new cultivar. This plant has huge reddish-orange blooms that radiate out to points on the ends of the petals. With a hanging or spreading habit, the begonia droops gracefully in a container and is easy to maintain. Propagation of begonias is commonly done from cuttings. Begonia cuttings root well in…


Begonia Tubers & Winter

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Tuberous begonias, or Begonia x tuberhybrida, are winter-dormant plants. When growing in bright shade and warm conditions, they become upright, bushy plants with fleshy leaves and stems. Their flowers, mostly double-formed with extra petals, appear in summer as long as weather doesn’t get too hot or humid. Tuberous begonias were created through numerous genetic crosses…


Yellow Leaves on My Angel Wing Begonia

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Angel wing begonia is a long-blooming plant that thrives in partial shade. The flowers are pink or red and the plant is tall for a begonia at 12 to 15 inches in height. The flowering begins in May and may persist until October. Angel wing begonia is an ideal house plant; it can also be…


How to Care for the Rex Begonia Plant

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Though begonias typically bring colorful blossoms to mind, the rex begonia is prized instead for its visually showy foliage. Ideal for container and indoor use, though it’s also successful in ground, rex begonias are known as a high maintenance plant that are well worth the effort. Extra maintenance yields large leaves with a smooth to…


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