Begonia Double Geneva Red Unrooted Cuttings

Begonia Double Geneva Red - Unrooted Cuttings

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Price per cutting: 20¢
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North Carolina Farms, Inc.
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Double Begonias are native to South and Central America, Africa, and southern Asia, liking the moist climate of a sub-tropical or tropical environment. This means that although the begonia is a simple plant to care for, choosing the right location and watering them properly (moist soil, but not too wet) is essential to success. Geneva red has green foliage, and the double-flowered rosette blooms are red. They are best grown in containers as house plants or for partial shade landscape use.


Growing Tips

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.

For best results with Double Geneva Red, we recommend using a constant feed program of 200 ppm N. Maintain a pH between 5.5 - 6.2. Allow soil to dry slightly between watering.

Pinching

We recommend that you pinch Double Geneva Red 5-10 days after transplanting to your final container. Additional pinches every couple of weeks may be required to shape your final pot. Remember to give your double begonias 4 weeks from their final pinch to reach bloom stage.

Spacing

Begonias should be spaced adequately to allow airflow and light penetration between the foliage. Usually 2’ centers on baskets will be enough.

Height Control

In our experience, plant growth regulators will stop growth completely in double begonias (keeping them from ever growing again). Proper pinching is the best way to control height.

Pests

Aphids may be a possible pest problem with Begonias.

Disease

Double Geneva Red are not prone to many diseases, but watch for botrytis and plant rot while the days are short. Botrytis is a grey rot usually associated with wet or humid conditions. You can prevent it by allowing the plant to dry out between waterings, allowing for good airflow in your greenhouse, and spacing to allow the sun to penetrate to the soil level. The most common chemicals used to treat botrytis are Medallion and Banrot. Use them as a drench according to each label’s instructions.

Planting Double Geneva Red Liners

1. We recommend planting 4 starter plants per 10 inch basket. Use a well-drained soil in your baskets and plant your starter plants deep, allowing the ellepot to be completely covered by the soil. If you are planting 4” pots, 1 plant per pot should be sufficient. Plant it directly in the middle of your pot.


2. Pinch Double Geneva Red 5-10 days after transplanting to your final container. Additional pinches every couple of weeks may be required to shape your final pot.

Unrooted Cuttings

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 Double Geneva Red Quick Reference Guide
4" crop time11 Weeks
10" crop time13-15 Weeks
Bloom PeriodConstant
ColorRed
HabitUpright
Height12-18
LightPartial Sun/Shade
Minimum Temp60
Perennial Zone9-10
Water NeedsModerate


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