begonia luxurians

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Re: begonia luxurians

Post by Delboy » Mon Jul 08, 2013 9:01 pm

This was a cutting last year that i overwintered on a kitchen window sill. Still in a 5ltr pot, 4 1/2 ft tall now.
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Re: begonia luxurians

Post by The Codfather » Tue Jul 09, 2013 4:38 pm

I may need to repot mine into a bigger pot.....maybe thats why mine are looking sad.
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Re: begonia luxurians

Post by miketropic » Mon Aug 12, 2013 12:49 am

well mine has really come on and I am super impressed with it but I think it would grow much better in some dapple shade instead of heavy shade. I was so worried about it burning in our hot summer I put it way back there and the leaves have gotten large but the plant is still only 1.5 ft tall..pic tomm. Love the thing just wish it would grow up a bit
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Re: begonia luxurians

Post by Delboy » Tue Aug 13, 2013 2:45 pm

My original one that was 'killed' last winter but came back from the dead is now about 10" tall.
I don't think it will get big enough in a summer to rely on it being a feature plant but I will rotate them.

This winter the 5' one (last years cutting overwintered indoors) can go in the greenhouse and die down and the small one (my original plant that died back) will go on the kitchen window sill to be grown on.
As long as the greenhouse plant survives again I Should hopefully always have a good sized Plant.
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Re: begonia luxurians

Post by miketropic » Sun Aug 18, 2013 11:26 pm

Mine came from a cutting and has grown very well but it is top heavy and want to lean forward. is this common? do they get a stiffer trunk as they get older. I just used a stake to keep it upright and its doing fine but I would like it to stand up on its own if possible.
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Re: begonia luxurians

Post by Dave Brown » Mon Aug 19, 2013 12:01 pm

My tallest one is about 8ft tall and has really taken a battering from the wind, and don't really have enough shade for it. Shame as they can look really impressive when grown well.

Mike, they will tend to grow toward the light, so if that is not above it they will lean, then as they get bigger sprawl. You can stake to stop them sprawling as much.

My best one is in damp shade. I don't really have anywhere really damp in this drought summer, but hose down the whole shade area once a day :wink: This one is sprawling a bit but means it covers a much bigger area. I'll take some pics later :wink:
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