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How to Grow Begonia


Begonia

Position – Sun or part shade

Soil – Well-drained

Flowering Period –Spring and summer

Hardiness –  Tender

  Where to plant

Where to plant Begonia

 

Begonia are best planted in a well-drained soil of sand, clay or loam. They are best positioned in an area of full sun or part shade. Begonia are well suited to being planted in baskets and containers where the blooms will cascade over the sides.

Find out more about soil types and how to determine your soil type by clicking here

 
  How to plant

How to plant Begonia

 

Most varieties of Begonia should be planted out in March or April when all signs of frost have passed. Water thoroughly after planting.




    How to care for

How to care for Begonia

 

During the initial stages of growth, keep watered regularly. This should be sustained throughout the season taking care not to dampen the foliage. Keep watering at the base of the plant to avoid scorching the foliage. Feed on a weekly basis with a high potassium feed to gain the best results. There is little need to prune Begonia unless they become unruly. Simply take a little off where you deem necessary and don't shear off large clumps of foliage.




  How to propagate

How to propagate Begonia

 

It is possible to propagate Begonia by leaf cuttings or by sections of the rhizome.

You can find more information on how to propagate plants by clicking here

 

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