Monday, July 1, 2013

Leaf Cuttings FYI

 This is how begonia leaf cuttings are done. While I prefer the whole leaf method, cutting off excess leaf around the outer edges, wedges work in more controlled environments. The cuttings to the left are in pure perlite - the method of choice in hot, humid summers. Add vermiculite under lights or in winter.


  1. Sorry to post so late. Wondering if these leaf cuttings will eventually grow a tuber? I have been trying some leaf cutting but only inserted the stem of the leaf.

  2. Helen - these are not tuberous begonias. We do not grow them in Florida. They do not like our heat. This is how you start rhizomatous or rex begonias, and eventually they become big plants.