January 4, 2022

Propagating Begonias from Stem Cuttings

I always enjoy growing my own plants, but there’s something even more exciting and gratifying about propagating them - producing plants by dividing, grafting, or taking the cuttings from existent stems. It’s an interesting and very easy-to-follow process.

One of the easiest plants to propagate is the begonia. I have been collecting begonias for many years. The genus begonia contains about 1500 different plant species and hundreds of hybrids. Rhizomatous begonias are grown for their interesting and spectacular leaves. They come in many sizes, colors and textures, and can be small or large, smooth or veiny, decorated in bold accents of red, copper and silver or subtle shades of green. Yesterday, my head gardener, Ryan McCallister, selected some beautiful varieties to root.

Enjoy these photos.