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Asked by CDC on December 22, 2010
Begonias

Are Begonia corms the same as Begonia tubers?

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Nikki
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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
Tuberous Begonia

Does a tuberous begonia multiply by growing more tubers?

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Nikki
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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
Should Begonia Corms Be Planted With Dome Up or Down

Does it matter which way they are planted?

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Nikki
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Asked by Anonymous on April 14, 2011
Begonias

What month do you plant begonia corms?

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Nikki
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Asked by nelson on April 27, 2011
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?

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Heather
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

Propagating begonias is normally done by cuttings rather than by division. This article will help you with propagating your begonia:
http://www.bradsbegoniaworld.com/prop.htm

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Asked by Anonymous on May 6, 2011
Begonia

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

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Nikki
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

It should. A mature begonia should produce corms.

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Asked by jjandkimmysmom on July 7, 2011
Can I Keep My Impatiens and Begonias

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

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Nikki
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

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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mbg

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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