Begonia Stem with Mystery Barnacles


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Does anyone know what is happening to my Begonia? I trimmed some stems off to try and shape it better today and that revealed these weird red formations. I thought it was fungus or something at first but it doesnt look like any pictures I found. Then I read Begonias can have tubers, but it doesn't really look like those pics either. Can anyone tell me what to do about this? Thanks!
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Most begonias can be propagated in the following ways:

stem cuttings;
parts of a leaf;
seeds;
parts of a bush or rhizome;
propagation of begonias by cuttings.
Breeding method for tuberous begonias
They can be propagated by dividing the tuber. Namely:
In the spring, wait for the shoots to appear on it.
Divide with a sharpened blade into parts, leaving a sprout on each.
 
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Most begonias can be propagated in the following ways:

stem cuttings;
parts of a leaf;
seeds;
parts of a bush or rhizome;
propagation of begonias by cuttings.
Breeding method for tuberous begonias
They can be propagated by dividing the tuber. Namely:
In the spring, wait for the shoots to appear on it.
Divide with a sharpened blade into parts, leaving a sprout on each.
Thank you Kate777, I am going to try and do that once I see the shoots! Yay :)
 
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Wow, how cool! I have never seen this on begonias either. Are you going to propagate to make more plants, or one big bushy plant :)
 
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Wow, how cool! I have never seen this on begonias either. Are you going to propagate to make more plants, or one big bushy plant :)
Yes, I hope to. I will probably try one big bushy plant with the large clump at the base, but there are some more a little higher up that I might attempt to propagate as well. Fingers crossed for it to work!
 
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Ok, I had some time to go to my office today and do some repotting. I had a lot of new growth on my begonias which were starting to get "leggy" anyway. So I attempted to propagate some by the stems and I planted the tuber "balls" in compost. Fingers crossed that it works because I don't really know what I am doing lol.
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(Had some Aloe pups too lol)
 

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May I say @JenniferJuniper - the way you`re going you soon WILL know exactly what you are doing. Getting in there and having a go is precisely the right way to learn propagation and gardening in general. Experience is the best teacher. Well done, and good luck (y)
 
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