Double Begonias are wonderful annuals blooming almost continuously with full double (rosebud-type) blooms. For landscapes or containers these should be among the easiest to grow especially outdoors in a shade/partial shade area. We also offer Double Begonias in URC (unrooted cuttings).
Your unrooted cuttings will arrive freshly cut. You will need to plant them immediately
and begin a misting cycle to root the cuttings. This will leech the soil of nutrients, so during the propagation phase use a constant feed of 1/3 the normal recommended dosage
of fertilizer until well rooted.
Plant 1 plug per 4in pot and pinch within 2 weeks. Grow at 55-60 degree night temperature. Use low feed in well-drained soil. May need occasional pinching if grown for an extended time. 10in baskets need 4 plugs per pot and 1 pinch at 2-3 weeks. For a larger basket pinch twice and grow for 10 weeks.
Cuttings vary in size between different plant families, but most can be described as tip cuttings (ivy are leaf-and-eye stem cuttings not tips) that stick nicely
in small plug trays such as the 105-plug tray we use (some varieties are better suited for a 50 cell tray, i.e. Angelwing Begonia, Bougainvillea, Setcrecea, etc.). Please do not order unrooted cuttings unless you are an experienced propagator with mist systems and proper temperature control.
Begonia Lady Carol Red Double Quick Reference Guide
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