Garden flowers

Begonia: take good care of them

Begonia offers a magnificent, long and generous flowering.

In summary, what you need to know:

Last name : Begonia
Family : Begoniaceae
Type : Annual or perennial

: 20 to 40 cm
Exposure : Sunny to partial shade.
Ground : Rather rich, well drained

Flowering : Summer

Planting and caring for begonia plays a major role in the development and flowering of the plant. © Hana

Planting begonia

Begonia is grown outdoors in the summer when it is not freezing, in the sun or partial shade.

>> Annual begonias:

If you buy them directly in a bucket, plant them in the spring after any risk of frost.

  • Space each begonia about 20 cm apart.
  • Water regularly after planting, especially for begonia in pots or planters.
  • Mulching helps maintain the moisture the plant needs.
  • Attention, thebegonia semperflorens does not support freezing.

>> Perennial begonias:

The perennial begonia is planted from the month of april, in the ground, in a preferably shaded place.

  • In soil or in a planter, respect a spacing of about 15-20 cm between each plant.

>> Indoor begonia:

  • For a real indoor begonia, choose the tamaya bamboo begonia

Multiply the begonia

Begonia is easy to breed, ideally not division tubers.

Dividing is done in the fall, after flowering, when the foliage is completely wilted.

  • Gently take the tubers out of the ground and dry them
  • Carefully divide the tuber in 2.
  • Place them in a dry, dark place until next spring.
  • In the spring, you can reinstall it for a new flowering.

Caring for begonia

Caring for begonia is relatively easy and only requires very little care,especially when it is properly installed.

The only actions necessary are simply to water the begonias in pots, tubs or planters as soon as the soil is dry on the surface.

Indeed begonia is a plant that requires a lot of water.

  • Remove faded flowers as you go, this will stimulate the appearance of new flowers.
  • Before winter, cover them with a mulch of dried leaves to protect them from frost.

Begonias after flowering

Begonia in winter:

Begonia enters the period of vegetative rest when the leaves are all withered and fallen.

Some varieties have a evergreen foliage, so wait until there are no more flowers.

  • Do not cut the stems so as not to damage the tuber.
  • Place your begonia in a cool, rather dark place.
  • The ideal temperature in winter is around 12 ° -13 ° but not below
  • Limit watering only when the soil is thoroughly dry.

Begonias outdoors in winter:

This only concerns the begonia perennial grandis.

  • Cover them with leaves that have dried in winter or with other plant mulch to protect them from the cold.

All you need to know about begonia

This very beautiful plant native toSouth America has many species of various shapes and colors.

It owes its name to the governor of Saint Domingue, Michel Bégon.

Considered as herbaceous by the absence of a stem, it is one of the so-called bushy plants.

His vibrant flowers range from yellow to red to pink and will be all the more vibrant if the begonia grows in a quality substrate.

> Mix your begonias with begonia grandis, find all the tips.

Smart tip

If you grow begonias in areas with cold winters, bring the tubers into a cool, ventilated place before the first frosts.

Video: Begonia Maculata Wightii Update and Plant Care Tips. March 2020 (September 2021).