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Diverse collection propagations in a special preview of the growing greenhouses.
The Save our Species program, sponsored by ABS, encourages cultivation of species no longer found in the wild and, by propagation, participating members can share them so we don't loose these species altogether.
The cuttings were started in February 2020. Click on each picture for caption
Container: up cycled katsu curry takeout lidded tray with holes drilled top and bottom. Medium: perlite & vermiculite. Water: Misting to keep humidity. Liquid fertilizer added to water. Lighting: grow light 12-14 hours a day.
Yeah, we're Begoniacs. We love them. We watch them grow. We propagate them. We collect them. We share them with other Begoniacs.
Here are our best.
B. “Iron Cross” I’ve had it for over a year. Had a mold problem when it was in a cold room upstairs. Never had more than one good leaf at a time. Moved it to a much warmer room in the basement (78 degrees) with not a lot of humidity and it’s much happier.
Little leaves started sprouting abut 2 weeks ago. A few cuttings rotted and tossed out, but most have made it through. These will be potted up in a week or two after they reach 2-3 inches.
Elizabeth's River Nile
March was a month of receiving our specially ordered tubers from England. In lieu of our April meeting, a tuber was mailed to all SF Begonia members. Here we are sharing their progress.
Pamela's potted Golden State tubers. She starts them in the garage until buds emerged and then potted up in Miracle Grow moisture control potting mix. Outside during warm days and inside at night. Check out last year's collection above!