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Questions About Begonias

Asked by
CDC on
December 22, 2010

Q. Begonias

Are Begonia corms the same as Begonia tubers?

Answered by
Nikki on
December 23, 2010
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Corms are essentially the same as tubers, but are closer to bulbs. Corms look a lot like bulbs on the outside. They have the same type of protective covering and a basal plate like the bulb does, but do not grow in layers. Like a corm, a tuber is a solid mass. However, it does not have a basil plate, or a tunic-like covering. A tuber has leathery skin and eyes (like a potato). The eyes are the growing points where the plants will emerge. With begonias, you may have both corms and tubers, depending on the variety. For example, tuberous begonia grows from tubers while many others grow from corms.

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Asked by
Anonymous on
February 13, 2011

Q. Tuberous Begonia

Does a tuberous begonia multiply by growing more tubers?

Answered by
Nikki on
February 14, 2011
Certified Expert
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Yes, they do. They can also be propagated by cuttings.

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Asked by
suzy on
April 6, 2011

Q. Should Begonia Corms Be Planted With Dome Up or Down

Does it matter which way they are planted?

Answered by
Nikki on
April 7, 2011
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Asked by
Anonymous on
April 14, 2011

Q. Begonias

What month do you plant begonia corms?

Answered by
Nikki on
April 15, 2011
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Asked by
nelson on
April 27, 2011

Q. I Want to Separate a Begonia House Plant

I have a large begonia house plant that I want to separate to start another plant. How do I do it?

Answered by
Heather on
May 2, 2011
Certified Expert
A.

Propagating begonias is normally done by cuttings rather than by division. This article will help you with propagating your begonia:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/begonia/begonia-propagation.htm

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Asked by
Anonymous on
May 6, 2011

Q. Begonia

Will large flowered begonias planted this year make corms that can be stored at the end of the season?

Answered by
Nikki on
May 7, 2011
Certified Expert
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It should. A mature begonia should produce corms.

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Asked by
jjandkimmysmom on
July 7, 2011

Q. Can I Keep My Impatiens and Begonias

I’ve got impatiens and begonias that I want to keep forever. Is this possible?

Answered by
Nikki on
July 8, 2011
Certified Expert
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Well, I don't know about forever, but you can overwinter begonias and impatiens root quite easily so it's possible to propagate new plants each year for a continuous supply. These articles may help: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/begonia/wintering-begonias-overwintering-a-begonia-in-cold-climates.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/impatiens/impatiens-rooting.htm

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Answered by
mbg on
July 7, 2011
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I have kept impatients in my house over winter but they don't do very well. However, I have several plants that did ok and are blooming beautifully outside.

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