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Begonia: how to care?

Begonia (Begonia) - refers to the plant family Begoniaceae belonging to the class of bipartite.May occur as annuals and perennials, shrubs and sub-shrubs.There are over 1,000 species of begonias.

in floriculture actively grown in the open and protected ground.Then used as decorative foliage and flowering plants to create compositions (either in a single form), to green the premises.

Appearance begonias

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  • Leaf Begonias, mostly asymmetrical with a very beautiful juicy color (especially prevalent in cultivated species).
  • plants unisexual flowers, wrong, monoecious.At the same time, tepals unequal, with bright colors.
  • creeping rhizome or tuber thickened or tuberous.

Photos begonias usually does not display even the tenth bit of the beauty which pleases flower firsthand.

Location begonias

Rod begonia is most common in tropical forests with high humidity or in the mountains (somewhere at an altitude of 3-4 km above sea level).Sometimes caught in the dry areas of subtropical and tropical latitude


Most species represented in South America.

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optimally just to keep the temperature 13-22 ° C with a stable humidity of not less than 60%.Begonia likes partial shade, where it is most comfortable.

recommended to water plants only when completely dry the entire surface of an earthen clod.If you constantly pour water, the process of decay.

In the heat the air around the flower you can spray, avoiding the foliage.


Begonias can grow both seeds and cuttings and leaves.You can use the shoots of emerging adventitious buds.


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desirable to avoid transplant, performed only when necessary.

Diseases and pests begonias

Incorrect care could be struck mildew, bacterial spot, botrytis or ringspot.

also periodically plagued Coccidae soft, whitefly and aphids hothouse, greenhouse thrips, leaf and root-knot nematode.

See also:

  • Begonia: nursing home
  • begonia tuber: planting and care at home

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