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Begonia problem

Natalie LNatalie L Posts: 125

imageHi all this is my first try at growing begonias from tubers, they are doing well but one of them has come away from the tuber. Can I save it?? 

Also please can you tell me if these will be ok planted in the ground or if they are for hanging baskets? 

Im presuming they won't grow back next year?

 also do I plant the begonias with the tubers attached?


Last edited: 25 June 2016 10:22:45


  • Natalie LNatalie L Posts: 125


  • turmericturmeric Posts: 828

    Hi Natalie,

    You can plant the begonias in the ground, no problem.  The tuber acts like its root so the one that has become detached will probably die (not sure why it became detached, very strange).  When it gets colder and the begonias have died back and you have cleared them away (Oct ish) just lift the tubers out of the ground and store them in a frost free place in a pot or small bag containing compost.  Don't water them. Leave them alone over winter then, next Spring, bring them back into growth by potting the tubers into pots and starting to water them again.  Good luck.

  • turmericturmeric Posts: 828

    The tuber isn't the actual roots but the roots are below the tuber so detaching the tuber has detached the roots if that makes more sense.

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