Angel Wing Begonia is a beautiful plant that has an abundance of dark green leaves and vibrant red flowers. If you are a fan of indoor plants, then this one should definitely be on your list. One great thing about angel wing begonias is that they can easily be propagated from cuttings, which means you can have multiple plants without spending any extra money. In this blog post, we will discuss the steps to propagate an angel wing begonia.
Gathering the Supplies
Before getting started with propagating your begonia plant, it’s essential to gather all the supplies you’ll need. Here’s what you’ll require:
– A pair of scissors or pruning shears
– Clean and sharp knife
– Potting soil
– Small pots for planting
– Watering container
Taking Proper Cuttings
When it comes to taking cuttings from an angel wing begonia plant, make sure only to take healthy ones as they are more likely to grow into a new plant successfully. It’s best to avoid those that show signs of wilting or disease since these won’t root properly.
To begin the process:
1) Locate a stem growing below where there is plenty of foliage.
2) Use cutting tools like scissors or garden snips and remove at least three nodes (the point where leaves attach themselves).
3) At each node’s base note down which side was closest when attached.
4) Using clean hands gently separate cutting into smaller pieces (at each node).
5) Remove any lower leaves so that at least two nodes remain exposed.
6 )Let them sit in water till roots form outwards before planting them in soil (this could take up to 10 days).
Planting Angel Wing Begonias
Once your cuttings have developed roots outwards:
1 ) Fill small pots with potting soil moistened but not too wet.
2 ) Create holes deep enough for stems going inside via finger or small stick.
3 ) Keep potting soil moist and place in a well-lit area (not direct sunlight)
4) Add a plastic bag over the top of each pot to create humidity.
5) After 6 weeks or so, you can remove plastic coverings as soon as stems begin to grow.
Caring for Angel Wing Begonias
After planting your angel wing begonia cutting, maintaining it is critical. Here are some tips on how to care for your newly propagated plant:
1) Water regularly but not too much – Overwatering can cause root rot, while underwatering will make it dry out.
2) Place in bright indirect light – Too much direct sunlight may scorch leaves; however being placed far from any windows could lead to stunted growth.
3) Fertilize Regularly – Use nutrient-rich soil or add slow-release fertilizer every four weeks during the growing seasons.
4) Prune when necessary – To keep its shape tidy and prevent growth getting unruly cut back unwanted branches with scissors before they grow too big.
Propagating an angel wing begonia isn’t that hard if you follow the instructions mentioned above correctly. It’s always better to propagate plants instead of buying them because this way, you get more plants without spending more money! With some patience and proper care after planting, your new plant should start growing strong roots within a couple of weeks. So what are you waiting for? Give propagating an angel wing begonia today!