How to take care of begonias at home

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How to take care of begonias at home
How to take care of begonias at home

Why did I say in my previous post that it’s not easy to take care of Begonias at home? All because she is a lover of the golden mean in everything. It should not be over-dried and not flooded. It is poorly tolerated, both in direct sun and shade.

Begonias is a very popular houseplant, which has an explanation: Begonias has beautiful leaves and flowers, probably that’s why it is known as the “maiden beauty”.

For those who appreciate the beauty of indoor plants, I urge you to keep a pot of Begonias. and this article will try to tell you the most common problems in the cultivation of beauty Begonias, and how to care for begonias. Because if you are informed, then you can deal with the problem.


HOME CARE FOR BEGONIAS

Location

Place pots with tuberous Begonias on a reasonably well-lit windowsill, but not in direct sunlight. An east or southeast-facing window is best. If in full sun, the leaves and flowers of Begonias will change color (most often to red) and can even curl from the burns they receive.

And if the flowers are placed in too dark a place, the plant will stretch, bend, and may not even bloom well. Tuberous Begonias feel best in gazebos and on balconies (summer and fall).


Watering

Watering is probably the most difficult point in the care of tuberous Begonias. In order for the plant to keep blooming, it needs constant water. But not in the vase itself. Therefore, pots are often placed in containers with moist peat. If the peat is sprayed or slightly watered every day, a constant microclimate can be maintained.

Watering itself is recommended in the morning hours and only with warm water. If the heated soil is watered with cold water during the day, the roots of Begonias will become sick and may die. Also during the day, watering can cause leaf burn. Spraying should also only be done in the morning.

Watering is also very important, do not overwater: the tubers and stems of the tuberous Begonias are prone to rot.


Feeding

Tuberous Begonias need regular fertilization with a full compound fertilizer. In this case, they bloom more abundantly. It is worth spraying with a growth agent to stabilize the plant.

If your Begonias is a young plant with weak green growth, then feed it with potassium fertilizer. And later, to stimulate flowering, apply a nitrogenous compound fertilizer.


Extra care

I have had some Begonias flowers stretched and bent under the weight of the abundant flowers. In such cases, the plant should be tied to some kind of support: a nail, a ladder, a stick. If you grow tuberous Begonias outdoors, it is necessary to make some kind of tying so that gusts of wind do not break the fragile stems.

In addition, the top buds can be pruned in order to ensure that the tuberous Begonias do not stretch too much. The plant will then begin to grow a wide bush. Pruning is also recommended if there are too many shots that get in each other’s way.


BEGONIAS FLOWER CARE QUESTIONS

Begonias flower care questions
Begonias flower care questions

What should I do if the leaves of Begonias are curling?

If only the lower leaves of the plant are dry and curled, this may be a natural process of old leaves dying off, but if the entire Begonias has blackened and dried leaves, start worrying.

Water moderately: don’t over-wet, but don’t let the soil in the Begonias pot dry out either. curled leaves of Begonias can be a sign of insufficient soil nutrition, which means it’s time to feed the plant.

How often should I spray my Begonias flowers?

Begonias likes moist air, but it is very responsive to excess moisture in the soil in the pot. Begonias varieties with smooth leaves can be treated with water, while varieties with “furry” leaves are best not sprayed, but sprayed around the flowers to moisten the air.

Where do I put the pots for Begonias flowers?

Begonias flowers feel good on a windowsill with windows facing southwest and southeast.

What should I do if black spots and holes appear on the leaves of Begonias?

Many times due to improper watering, the leaves of Begonias will be covered with spots of cold or hard water. And these holes may be burn marks formed by a drop of water and a beam of sunlight.

Why do weeping Begonias have non-flowering flowers?

This mysterious phenomenon is well understood: female (pistillate) and male (staminate) flowers of simple shape develop on hairy Begonias. The shape of the male flowers is macroscopic. Male and female buds open at different times. If desired, the non-positive female flowers can be removed to preserve the vigor of the plant and allow it to produce abundant pedunculate flowers.

When do the first flowers appear in Begonias flowers?

Not before the main stem has 5-6 knees. In rare cases, Begonias in home conditions bloom earlier.

What should I do if the flowers of Begonias turn black and fall off?

The reason may be water on the Begonias flower buds.

What should I do if pink spots appear on the leaves?

This could be powdery mildew or gray mold. Remove the diseased leaves and treat the plant with a fungicide. Ventilate the room more often.

Why do the leaves and flowers of Begonias fall off?

There are several possible causes: the plant gets water, the air in the room is too dry or not enough watering is the culprit. Insect damage to Begonias. in homes, the most common damage to Begonias is by insects such as aphids and spider mites.

When should Begonias be transplanted?

Spring is the best time to transplant Begonias.

What soil is best for Begonias?

The ideal mixture for Begonias flowers: turf, leaves, coniferous soil, peat and common river sand.

Why do the buds of Begonias flowers fall off?

There are many reasons: over-watering or vice versa – under-watering, ventilation, or even the vase changing position several degrees relative to the light source, not to mention the movement of the flowers from one room to another.

Why don’t Begonias flowers bloom?

Perhaps your Begonias lack light, the humidity in the room is low, it is too hot or too cold, or you have put it in a drafty place or fertilized it too much.

If your Begonias flower still droops, root a twig. It will be better.


DISEASES

In addition to powdery mildew, tuber Begonias are also affected by diseases such as gray rot, ring rot, and bacterial spot disease.

Gray rot

is caused by Botrytis cinerea, which is ubiquitous but active in humid warm weather, forming white watery patches with gray scum on leaves, flowers, and terminal buds that gradually turn into moist rot spots.

As a result, the stems break, the leaves turn black and curly, and the flowers and buds become covered with mucilage. If the first signs of gray rot appear, the plants are sprayed with a 1% Bordeaux mixture or a solution of soap copper with 2 grams of copper sulfate and 20 grams of laundry soap per 1 liter of water. If the disease progresses, it is necessary to spray Begonias with one percent fungicide.

Bacterial spot

Appears as small water glass spots on the lower surface of the leaves. Resistance to the disease is useless, so destroy the affected specimens and disinfect the soil in which they grow. To prevent the plants are sprayed twice every two weeks with a 5% suspension of copper chloride.

Ringspot

is caused by the tomato virus and looks like concentric yellow-green lines on the leaves that turn into copper-colored spots and necrosis. Diseased plants should be eliminated as a precaution to prevent the appearance of virus-carrying aphids, thrips, and other suckers on the plants, and to remove weeds promptly.

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