Introduction:Begonias are a gorgeous flower that comes in many shapes and colors. They grow from tubers and can be saved in dormancy throughout the winter season and planted again in the spring in Northern and Southern climates. Here are some begonia care tips.
Begonias like to be watered regularly as they can get disease if left too dry. Overwatering can make the leaves shrivel and turn yellow which may cause fungus. Trim off any dead debris and keep it moist but no drenched.
This pretty flower likes warm, humid weather but not direct sunlight. The best place for one is a spot with a lot of light and little direct sunlight. Begonias do not like temperatures below 55 degrees so make sure all threats of frost are done when placing outside.
Fertilize your begonias with a natural substance like Epsom salt or egg shells. You can also buy natural fertilizer or potting soil with it added in.
The begonia flowers are plush and full. You can make them more abundant by trimming off all dead leaves and flowers. You can pinch the tips of full grown begonias but wait until the shoot has three side buds before gently pinching back the tip.
You can store the begonia tubers by not watering once the season is over and it is completely dry. Place the tuber in a small paper bag to allow them air and to prevent pests or disease to spread to every tuber. Put them in a box in a cool, dark place but not cold. Replant in spring.
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