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How to take Begonia Cuttings


Difficulty: 2 / 5

You will need: Knife, Board, Pebbles, Pots, Cuttings Compost, Plastic Bag, Tie

There are several different types of Begonia, all with attractive, colourful flowers. Taking leaf cuttings is an easy way to propagate your plants and increase their numbers.

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Step One:

Use a clean, sharp knife to remove a strong, healthy leaf from the mother plant. Work carefully so you do not damage the rest of the plant.

Step 1 of How to take Begonia Cuttings

Step Two:

Lay the leaf face-down on a board and make short cuts through the main veins on the underside of the leaf with the tip of the knife.

Step 2 of How to take Begonia Cuttings

Step Three:

Lay the leaf right-side up on the surface of moist, fresh, sterile cuttings compost in a wide pot. Use small pebbles to keep the whole leaf in contact with the compost.

Step 3 of How to take Begonia Cuttings

Step Four:

Seal the whole pot inside an opaque plastic bag to ensure high humidity around the leaf. Place it on a well lit windowsill, out of direct sunlight. Check it regularly to make sure the compost does not dry out or the leaf rot. After 10-14 days the bag can be removed. Small new plants will begin to form where the leaf was cut. These can be transferred into individual pots as soon as they are large enough.

Step 4 of How to take Begonia Cuttings

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