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Posted 1M ago by @Lehhliee

#FreshLeafFriday So i propagated my Begonia Rex for the...

#FreshLeafFriday So i propagated my Begonia Rex for the first time and didnโ€™t expect it to grow so quickly. But look all the new leaves!! and they all look so different. First photo is March 5th, Second photo is the 12th of March & the rest of the photos are from today ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿชด Edit: when checking the roots I noticed sheโ€™s also growing little leaves on the bottom of her stem! ๐Ÿฅฐ #HappyPlants #Begonia #RexBegonia #BegoniaBunch #BegoniaRex #PlantAddict #NewGrowth #PlantsMakePeopleHappy #PropagationStation #Propagation #PLANTMAFIA
10ft to light, indirect
6โ€ pot with drainage
Last watered 2 days ago
Whoa! That's AWESOME! I LOVE my begonias the very most (don't tell the others). I've been too intimidated to prop. I dont know why but I got it in my head that it was hard.
Did you just cut some leaves off and stick in water? Is it rooting as well as growing new leaves?
Either way, this is really cool. Way to go you!
Thank you!!! It was that easy! Just snip the stem and plop it in water! The roots have grown long enough now that i could plant it in soil now but i kinda want to see how well it does in water. Iโ€™ve been adding nutrients to the water every other week
I'm with Kate..you just put the leaf in water? If so, I'm definitely going to give it a try! I love yours!
@Katiekinns @CheyenneRed there were a couple different ways to prop that seemed to have a lot more steps and have you cutting the leaves in certain places or push pinning them in soil. . This was much easier to me lol
@CheyenneRed thank you! I was pretty easy and quick so i definitely recommend!
Thatโ€™s very cool! ๐Ÿ˜Ž did you have to make a cut where the leaf meets the stem to get the leaves to sprout at that location? I just started the begonia leaves with my kids this week. Really hoping they grow!
I ask because I thought the leaves would start at the bottom of the stem where the roots started. This is my first time propagating begonia.
@nellz4estfairyz i didnโ€™t expect the new leaves to start growing from the old leaf either! But hereโ€™s a photo of its stem and roots!
@nellz4estfairyz omg! When checking the roots for you, i noticed thereโ€™s leaves growing from the roots as well!! Maybe 2 or 3 baby ones ๐Ÿ˜ what a surprise!
@Lehhliee that is so seriously cool! You are master of the prop game.
@Lehhliee so is it about having the patiences and waiting and waiting for roots to grow on the end of that stem? Hahah! How long did this process take for you? I also do love my begonias and some are doing great, I mean they are really doing great but I have some that I donโ€™t know if they somehow got overwatered or Iโ€™m really just perplexed because I donโ€™t know what happened but I lost some really awesome begonias. I am terrible at propagating anything but I donโ€™t know if itโ€™s my patience Which is very very well hardly none ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๏ฟผ๏ฟผ
@Katiekinns wow!!!!! Seriously! Omgosh! Holy roots! Did you use any kind of like root hormone or anything with that? Thatโ€™s beautiful. Again, how long does it take for roots to start coming out of a stem like that?
@Lehhliee this is a feisty one!
@Keysgirl0179 i want to say it took about two weeks for the roots to start. I didnโ€™t add any rooting hormones just plant food to the water
@Keysgirl0179 lol i also donโ€™t have much patience! But it really didnโ€™t take long, before i saw roots i saw the little hairs on the leaf get longer
@Lehhliee what type of plant food? :) are you talking like liquid marigold fertilizer? I would absolutely love to be able to propagate a few of my plants, to gift out, and just for myself. I have lost a couple begonias completely and I tried to propagate a leaf or two and I went nowhere with it. Do you just stick your leaf in a glass and sit in a windowsill and forget about it for a few weeks?
@Keysgirl0179 yup exactly! I keep my props who havenโ€™t rooted yet here on this shelf that gets nice direct morning sun and afternoon indirect light. I try to forget but i end up checking them every other day lol!
@Keysgirl0179 now that itโ€™s rooted i have it in a case with grow lights, but i have a new begonia propagating now. This is the plant food i use, donโ€™t think itโ€™s meant for props but adding a tiny bit to my water hasnt shown negative results lol
@Lehhliee sweet! Iโ€™ll have to look into this. I have stuff. Allll kinds of stuff for my plants lol but I never know whatโ€™s what and whatโ€™s the best and I swear. The damn gnats. Thatโ€™s my only complaint!!!