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I got this from a lady at a garage sale. Should I plant it in dirt now? Is there roots on it now?
I've got 2 pics I'll post thanks.


Carlene


 
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another. Are this black things roots? It's in water. Sorry to sound so dumb! Thanks

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It looks like a Rex Begonia I think. But I know it is of the Begonia family. Don't know bout the root stuff.


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http://www.bing.com/images/sea...ex+begonia&FORM=IGRE

I can't see well enough in the pic to tell if those are roots or not...maybe someone else can tell.


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It is a begonia, but I don't think those are roots. The way to propagate a begonia is to take the leaf & pot it up in vermiculite or similar, moisten it & cover it with a plastic bag. It will take a while to root, but I've done this with mine. You may want to google the instructions. Good luck.


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Thanks.


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thanks I took it out of the water. Hope it's not rotted. If so I'll see the lady today (she's giving me canna bulbs!) I'll ask for another start!


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It is a rex begonia...I have a couple of those, one is similar in coloring to yours. Not to dispute mgt, but it will root in water. The roots will be tiny white hair looking things. The stems are naturally p-ri-c-k-ly looking, so I don't think from your picture that it has rooted yet. You can also do it like mgt suggested...either way takes a little while.

Scheesch, apparently you cannot type p-ri-c-k-ly either!


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I think those fine, longer thread-like things are roots. There are several ways to propagate begonias, this site tells how: http://www.bradsbegoniaworld.com/prop.htm


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Thanks. I really like your info Lucky


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LOL ve...no you can't type that either. Big Grin

I've only propagated from leaf cuttings...so thanks also ve. Smile


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