|Latin name:||Begonia elatior 'Borias'|
|Delivery type:||Supplied as container plant|
|Guarantee:||6 months growth and flowering guarantee|
|Preferred location:||Half shadow|
|Leafs all year:||Yes|
|Growing Height:||30 - 60 cm|
Pot your Begonia 'Borias' as soon as possible after receipt in a flower pot:
- Choose a display pot with holes in the base with a matching saucer for drainage. Put a layer of hydro granules in the bottom of the pot, add fresh potting compost and plant the root ball at the correct depth. Fill the pot with more potting compost and press carefully down, leaving sufficient watering space between the top of the soil and the edge of the pot.
- Or, use a planter with no holes and stand the nursery pot on potsherds, gravel or hydro-pellets. Water will drain into this layer and will give that bit extra condensation around the plant.
Water your Begonia regularly and do not allow the root ball to dry out. Spray with (rain) water and feed with liquid plant food when flowering. Avoid turning the pot as much as possible as this can make the buds drop off.
Potted begonias like humidity. Rainwater is preferred. Once flowering, it will continue to flower for months and new buds will continually form. If the plant stops flowering it can prove difficult to start it up again. Begonia 'Borias' is a plant that is sensitive to the hours of daylight shorten. However, if the amount of light becomes too scarce it will stop growing. This is then time for new buds to form and explains why these plants are available year round.
Begonia elatior is a group of hybrids that came about by crossing begonia tubers with (among others) begonia socotrana, a winter flowering variety. The plants in the elatior group are experiencing a bit of a come-back. And for good reason!
They are beautiful profusely flowering plants with flowers in all sorts of shades. Flowering in autumn and winter, they really cheer us up indoors throughout those wintery months. The variety of colours in recent years has greatly expanded due to further hybridising.
Begonia elatior is classified under Begoniaceae.
The trendy and colourful Begonia elatior 'Borias' looks great anywhere indoors whether a classic or modern interior.