Cane type begonias are easy to root, and now is a good time to take these cutting and root outdoors in a cool shady place. Often times too, they can be rooted in water. I hope this blog will explain an easy way to root these cuttings outdoors. First, I use tips of the stems to root. While they can be snipped off, I like to break them off for rooting. Once they are cut or broken off, I stick the cut ends in a rooting stimulator and tap off the excess powder. Once this is done I usually cut the leaves in half and stick the cuttings in a good porous soil that is well drained and water well. The container of cuttings is placed in a cool shady location outside. I water the cuttings daily, and in three to four weeks roots should appear. Once they have rooted I leave them a while longer to make sure they have a good root structure. Once rooted, I gently lift then out of the rooting medium and pot them up and allow them to grow into new small plants. This is a great way to over winter plants that are simply too big to move inside, or take a cutting of a friend’s begonia to get one going for yourself.