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Begonia hybrid (Tuberous Begonia)

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Plant description

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Tuberous Begonias are lovely plants for containers and sheltered areas, and do well indoors. They are laden with flowers in summer to autumn. The blooms are large and flamboyant, in a range of flower forms from single to fully double, and in most colours. They grow from tubers, which are planted in spring, and they need adequate drainage. To get the best growth, feed every couple of weeks with a half strength or less liquid fertiliser. They should not be overwatered. Strong sun will burn the plant. Begonias like a restricted root run, so don't put them in an over large pot.

Additional plant information

Flowers

Flower colour: yellow, pink, red, orange, white
Flowering season: summer autumn

Plant size

Maximum height: 0.7 metres
Minimum height: 0.4 metres

Maximum width: 0.5 metres
Minimum width: 0.3 metres

Sunlight, frost & salt tolerance

Will tolerate partial sunlight.
Light frost tolerance.
Plant is not salt tolerant.

Fauna attracting?

Not specified.

Climate

This plant species will grow in the following climates: temperate, subtropical.

Soil types & conditions

Loam: moist, well-drained.

Clay: not specified.

Sand: not specified.

Diseases

Root rot if too wet

Miscellaneous information

Planting season: Spring.

Types of fertiliser: Half strength liquid fertiliser.

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