Can I prop­a­gate a tuber­ous be­go­nia from cut­tings?

Hastings Leader - - Gardening -

Yes. When tu­bers start to grow in spring they of­ten pro­duce sev­eral shoots, and once th­ese are 8-10cm tall you can wig­gle the odd one off — best to do the job in con­junc­tion with re­pot­ting. Leave the shoot to dry for half an hour then ei­ther pot it up or leave it to root in a small jar of wa­ter. Large tu­bers can also be di­vided or stem cut­tings taken from side shoots once the plant has de­vel­oped, prefer­ably in spring or early sum­mer.

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