Begonia

Posted in Indoor Flowers

Have you ever thought about buying an indoor flower and improving the look of your house? If yes, have you ever thought of Begonia? First of all I should ask you if you know what Begonia is and how it looks like. Let me clear your mind.

This plant is characterized by a common specific – fleshy leaves asymmetrically positioned on the stem, the shape and the color of these leaves are spectacular and you can enjoy watching a variety of shapes and colors.

Among them, there are: wavy hairs covered with dark green, with large veins, brown, purple, cross-shaped; glossy green; with a spiral on them, lighter-colored white; oval, shiny green large-leaf and reddish copper-colored face on its back; in the form of lung with a reddish-green; or maybe you will like more the jelly, long petiole, embossed with sharp tip, or a wavy edge with small teeth and small leaf-shaped maple.

The flowers of these plants are colored depending on the species in white, pink, coral or red. They are arranged in pots with a significant decorative value. During summer, Begonia requires placement in a bright room, away from direct sunlight (because it burns the leaves) and air currents, the average temperature 20-25 degrees, lifting and also high atmospheric humidity.

Moderate watering is recommended (2-3 days) only on the pot, without splashing the leaves with water (soil should be moist, not soaked, so that excess water does not support the plant dies). Substrate must be fertilized weekly (March-October) and you have to ensure permanent atmospheric moisture needed by the plant every day. Keep in mind that you should not spray water on leaves.

In winter, the plant enters semirepaus, which means that part of the leaf dries. Begonia likes the spaces with a temperature around 15 degrees. It rarely should be wet with water during the winter. Begonia should be placed somewhere to the east side, but it can adapt to other positioning. Spring strains require trimming to have a compact appearance, change every 2 years of the substrate. As far as the transplantation is concerned, you have to use a larger pot with a substrate composed of a mixture of ground leaves, ground celery and sand.

Every year in late February and in early March, you should arrange Begonia by cutting parts of branches. In this way you will restore the vigor and the regular shape of this beautiful indoor flower.

Begonia Pictures Gallery

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