The begonia is a genus in the begonia family. It is a houseplant that is sure to look lovely in any area of your home. This houseplant will also certainly thrive in half shade. So long as you keep the potting soil on the moist side, this plant will remain vibrant and healthy. Just don’t let it sit in a puddle of water in the planter.
|Latin name:||Begonia - x tuberhybrida - 'Splendide Ballerina'|
|Delivery type:||Supplied as bulb or tuber|
|Guarantee:||100% growth and flowering guarantee|
|Preferred location:||Sun, Half shadow, Shadow|
|Leafs all year:||No|
|Flowering:||June - October|
|Growing Height:||25 - 30 cm|
|Planting distance:||15 - 20 cm|
|Planting depth:||10 cm|
|Bulb diameter:||3 - 5 cm|
|Bulb circumference:||3 - 5 cm|
Cascade Begonia's large tubers can be planted in fresh potting compost during the spring. Use a pot or planter with holes in the base to aid drainage. Cover the bottom with a layer of potsherds or hydrograins. Fill the pot with potting compost leaving sufficient space for the bulbs and allowing for watering. Plant the begonia tubers about 30-50 cm apart and cover with 1-2 cm of compost. Water well after planting. Cascade Begonias grow and bloom well in partial shade.
Frequently remove the faded flowers, to encourage a second flowering. For an extra rich flowering, when the plant is established it is advisable to provide a regular liquid feed. Protect from direct, bright sunlight. The compost around the tubers should not be too wet as this may cause the begonia tubers to rot. The stems and leaves contain high amounts of moisture, therefore they can definitely not tolerate frost.