Begonia, intendant de la marine at the port of Rochefort and little clone

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Begonia is an easy to propagate plant. Whole leaf cuttings,basically whole leafs put in water or substrate to grow new plants, is one of the vegetative propagation methods.I can hardly imagine what  intendant de la marine at the port of Roche around 1687,,Michel Bégon, would say, knowing sometimes I steal a little leaf of begonia to make a new plant.It could be that he would even understand me telling him all these new plants are given to our friends …..Or he would make me dead, who knows……But who cares,as long as I have these little new clones!!!

Michel Bégon, known as Michel V Bégon or le Grand Bégon (25 December 1638, in Blois – 14 March 1710, in Rochefort) was a French ancien regime official. He was intendant de la marine at the port of Rochefort and intendant of the généralité of La Rochelle, as well as a passionate plant collector (he met the naturalist Charles Plumier in the Antilles, and Plumier later named the begonia after him).from:

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Rochefort (French: [ʁɔʃ.fɔʁ]) is a commune in southwestern France, a port on theCharente estuary. It is a sub-prefecture of the Charente-Maritime department.from;,_Charente-Maritime


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