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begonia

Common Name: Begonia

Botanical Name: Begonia Reiger

Description: They have large glossy leaves and double or single flowers that come in a variety of colors. Rieger begonias are bushy, compact and profuse bloomers. It is a spectacular plant that can get so heavy with blooms that they can weigh down the succulent branches. The leaves are large and glossy and the flowers are doubles.

Height: Begonia can grow between 8 inches to 2 feet tall.

Indoor Temperature Range: Ideal temperatures are 65 to 70 degrees during the day and 60 to 65 degrees at night. Keep the temperature above 40 degrees.

Indoor Light Requirements: Need bright, filtered light, with maximum light in winter. Outdoors: Begonias grow best in slightly shaded positions if planted outdoors. If they get to the point that they are leggy and spindly, this means they need more sunlight.

Water Requirements: When soil feels dry to touch, wet thoroughly. Discard excess water after 15 minutes.

Fertilizer: The fertilizer recommended is water soluble 15-30-15. A weak solution applied at weekly intervals is more effective than heavy applications at long intervals.

Season: Year Round

Plant Care: Avoid hot or cold drafts. Pinch above the leaf node to promote bushier growth.



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10" h.b. = spring availability only

 

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