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When Rooting in Water Is Just Not Enough

By mjsponies
February 25, 2015

Lots of plants seem to root well in water. When you pot them up, however, they seem to decline, or fail to grow at all and die.

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Name: Mary Stella
Anchorage, AK (Zone 4b)
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Oberon46
Feb 25, 2015 9:58 AM CST
I love your article. I was surprised that you can root begonias though. I would love to try that. I assume you just slice one off and follow directions you list above?
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Name: mj
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mjsponies
Feb 25, 2015 11:26 AM CST
Mary I've done it with leaf slices as well as stem cuttings from the shrub types as well as the semperflorens. With the leaf slices you have to be very careful to keep the water level even. I've had great success with leaf slices on my Waterlily Begonia ( Begonia nelumbiifolia) which is Rhizomatous.

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Name: Mary Stella
Anchorage, AK (Zone 4b)
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Oberon46
Feb 25, 2015 2:46 PM CST
Well, after I look up all the words I don't know Hilarious! I will see if I can grow cuttings from my tuberous begonias. Thanks
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