Propagating Rex Begonias

Those Begonias, known as belonging to the Rex division, are very

beautiful, and also very distinct in both leaf and flower from all other

species and varieties. The leaves are noted for their peculiar shape and

markings, making them very valuable as ornamental house plants. They are

easily multiplied from the leaf with its stalk. To propagate these, the

leaf, or leaves, including the stalk, should be taken off close to the

plant. Insert the stem of the leaf in sand, and deep enough to allow the

leaf to lie flat upon the surface of the sand. It will take them about

from two to three weeks to root, after which they should be potted in

good, rich soil. It will take sometime to start them into a growth, but

they grow very rapidly when they begin, and in two years will make large


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