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Rights and wrongs of splitting Begonia corms?

I have two large corms that will not fit into any pot or basket at the size they are now. I seem to remember that they could be cut in half and treated as two separate plants. If so are there any rights and wrongs to be followed and do the cut surfaces need any treatment?

Comments (3)

  1. Grower

    The GPS Team

    Hi Winifred - in our Propagation Guides we have a step-by-step guide to propagating from Corms. The last section (which this illustration is from) hopefully has the advice you need.

    • Rights and wrongs of splitting Begonia corms?
  2. Grower

    Winifred Field

    Thanks for your reply. The bergonia corms of course do not produce bulblets but shoots from their tops. Mine are the size of tea plates and have already grown shoots whilst in dry storage. However if there are no other suggestions on their care I will cut them in half and let me dry as above.

  3. Grower

    The GPS Team

    Ah, they are not really Corms but Tubers. Here's the step-by-step guide we have for propagating from Tubers.

    • Rights and wrongs of splitting Begonia corms?

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