Hunting a houseplant-LG CANE-TYPE ANGEL WING BEGONIA
posted 8 years ago
I have been hunting another of these OLD varities for many years without any luck. My senior yr of high school, my favorite English teacher gave me one of the many plants in her classroom. I had it for over 20 years until a move across country took its' toll..and it finally died.
The Angel Wing I am hunting is NOT the small leafed ones you see in hanging baskets. This one is a Cane-Type, canes can grow up to finger-size in diameter; a large, mature plant will have wing shaped leaves up to a foot long and about 6 to 8 inches wide , dark green with silver spots. If you're lucky; a strong, healthy plant in a 14" pot could grow up to 4 feet tall with hanging bloom clusters a foot long !
If someone has any extra established plants; I'm looking for 1 or several !!! Connie near KC, MO email@example.com
I'm probably too far from KC to send you one, unless you want me to try sending a cutting. I can't seem to kill this plant and in a large pot it grows up to my ceiling before I butcher it back down. Mine is over 30 years old now. Delicate pink clusters last a long time when it blooms and mine has just stopped blooming. I've never tried propagating it from seed.
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posted 8 years ago
Oh boy !-- that sounds like the right one ! I wasn't even thinking of the cold temps of sending cuttings when I posted today....urghhhh ! Dummy me ! I'm 40 miles east of KC, Missouri.
If you don't mind.... the next time you prune your plant..( in the Spring , in your area ??) I'd sure reimburse you for whatever it takes to send some cuttings by Priority Mail !
It'd be easy to send them ( after it warms up some of course. ) Just wrap the cut ends in soppy wet paper towels; then zip the cuttings into a zip-loc bag up to their bottom leaves. Then maybe cushion them in a priority box with styrofoam peanuts or popped corn to save most of the leaves ...
If that sounds like something you'd want to mess with later; please keep in touch ! Connie Smith firstname.lastname@example.org I'll email you my snail mail addy ....
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