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Re: Another begonia

While we are on topic begonia, I have a question. Last year I was given a "Beefsteak" begonia, grown for its foliage, as its flowers are relatively small and it doesn't seem to bloom often. My problem is that the leaves grow out of a thick "stem" that keeps elongating. It is so long now that if the plant wasn't propped against a wall, the pot would tip over! What does this plant think it is? A vine? A ground cover? Is the only solution rooting a new plant from the leaves and then pitching the mother? Any other ideas? I have two stems one extending 12" from the pot, the other 24".

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