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May 3, 2018 4:41 PM CST
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Columbus, OH
I have a somewhat large Rex Begonia Plant and I am in need of two. I'd like to propagate this plant, but don't have 6 months to do a leaf cutting propagation technique. Does anyone know how I could propagate this plant using the rhizome technique?
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May 3, 2018 8:49 PM CST
Name: Kyle
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Just take a rooted piece and replant it. If you don't have a rooted rhizome you should be able to root one fairly easily. Put it in some good potting soil. Providing humidity would probably help. A terrarium or other makeshift humidity enclosure. Provide plenty of light and keep moist but not overwatered/soggy.
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May 4, 2018 7:40 AM CST
Name: Tiffany purpleinopp
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If you cut a piece off of the rhizome and half-bury it on the soil surface in the new pot, it should take root & start growing leaves. I would let it dry overnight after cutting, and pot it the next day.

Alternately, you could unpot your plant, cut the rhizome at a spot where both pieces have some roots & leaves. If doing this, I would repot right away, keeping the wound exposed (and as clean as possible) so it can dry, and wait until the following day to water.
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May 5, 2018 5:43 PM CST
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Thank you for the information. Very much appreciated!
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May 6, 2018 5:44 AM CST
Name: Tiffany purpleinopp
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Happy to share what has worked for me.
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May 19, 2018 2:38 PM CST
Name: Val
Near Boston, MA (Zone 6a)
You can root a Rex begonia leaf in water, the root forms at the base of the stem. It roots very easily
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May 21, 2018 7:55 AM CST
Name: Tiffany purpleinopp
Opp, AL @--`--,----- 🌹 (Zone 8b)
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Absolutely, but it was specifically mentioned in the opening statements that quicker results were desired. Division is instant, cutting a leafless piece of rhizome would be the next option, with leaf props being at the bottom of the scale, if the goal is quickest results.
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