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Updated: 16 July 2021 06:01:00 PM

Where do you plant begonias?

Ideal for containers, hanging baskets and window boxes, these easy-care plants grow best in the shade or partial shade, though some varieties may tolerate some sun. Begonias can also be planted in flower beds and borders. Their blooms are a welcome sign of summer - and they continue flowering until frost in the fall.

By analogy you ask where is the best place to plant begonias?

Where to Plant Begonias. Wax begonias do best in part shade, particularly during the summer months, but will do well in full sun when planted over the winter as a perennial. Use these compact plants in borders and/or to mass plant in a flower bed. For best results plant begonias in rich, moist, well-drained soil.

Correspondingly do begonias like sun or shade?

Begonias need some sunlight, but they don't do well if that sunlight is harsh and direct. Instead, place them in filtered light, such as beneath high, thin tree canopies. However, as noted below some begonia varieties might tolerate more sun than others.

Besides, can you plant begonias in the ground?

Tuberous begonias can be grown in the ground under trees or in shady parts of your garden, or in containers placed in shady areas of your porch, patio, or yard.
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Can I leave my begonias in pots over winter?

Overwintering Tuberous Begonias
Tuberous begonias should be dug up and stored indoors during winter until the return of warmer weather in spring. Pot-grown begonia plants can be stored in their containers as long as they remain dry. They should also be relocated to a protected area that's cool, dark, and dry.

How often should begonias be watered?

Feel the soil around your wax begonia. If it feels dry, insert your finger just under the surface of the soil, about one-half to 1 inch deep. If this soil also feels dry, water your plant. Water once or twice a week to keep the soil slightly moist.

How long do potted begonias last?

No begonia has a long life span. Most only live for 2 to 3 years, even with good care.

How do you transplant begonias?

Use a soilless planting medium that is equal parts peat moss, vermiculite, and perlite. Amend the medium with a couple of tablespoons of ground limestone to help control humidity. Mix together well and moisten with water. Gently remove the begonia from its container and immediately transplant it into the new medium.

Can I root a begonia in water?

No need to use a soilless mix and rooting hormone, these plants want to grow. You can start them in a glass of water. Keep the begonia cut stems cool and moist until you get them into a clear vase or jar of water. Make sure you know which way is up since the cuttings will not root if you put the tops down in the water.

Do begonias spread?

Sometimes called fibrous begonia, these deer-resistant, non-invasive plants form small clumps that grow anywhere from 6 to 18 inches tall and spread 6 to 12 inches.

What is the best potting mix for begonias?

In pots, use a light free- draining potting mix containing coco coir, perlite or vermiculite (African violet mix works well). Begonias have fleshy stems and leaves that hold water for long periods of time, so they don't need constant watering.

Are coffee grounds good for begonias?

(soil free is best) Outdoors, growing begonias means adding lots of organic matter to the soil. Begonias benefit from an acidic soil, which the peat moss gives it. Adding some used coffee grounds to the soil will work wonders for begonias.

What month do you plant begonias?

April - planting begonias
  1. Begonia tubers can be started off indoors in a light room, conservatory or greenhouse.
  2. Plant the tubers in trays or pots with the hollow side up.
  3. Cover with no more than 1cm (1/4in) of soil or potting compost.
  4. Begonias prefer partial shade but do ensure they have plenty of light and air.

Are begonias poisonous to dogs?

Begonia: A popular and versatile summer plant, these will cause intense burning and irritation in the mouth if eaten by dogs or cats. Ingestion will also cause excessive drooling, vomiting and possibly make your pet have difficulty swallowing. In stark contrast, they are not toxic to dogs.

Do you pinch out begonias?

Although it is best to pinch out your begonia at the beginning of the growing season, you can do it at any point in its growth cycle. Use the pinched-out stems of the begonia for cuttings to start new plants.

Why are my begonia flowers falling off?

ANSWER: Bud drop on tuberous begonias may be caused by one of two conditions: either the plants are receiving an uneven supply of water (too much or too little), or they have been subjected to sudden and dramatic temperature changes. While you can't do much about temperature fluctuations, you can control watering.

Why are my begonias turning brown?

Watering. The most common cause of brown leaf edges is that your Begonia is incredibly dry. Your Begonia likes consistent moisture. Begonias do not like soggy soil or to sit in water, so be sure to discard any water that has accumulated in the saucer after watering.

Do begonias come back every year?

Like Impatiens, Begonias are actually tender perennials (come back year after year) that are usually treated as annuals (gone forever at first frost). In deep shade situations, Begonias will stretch and become leggy, so do give them a spot with at least a few hours of sunlight for the best results.

Do begonias like to be misted?

Begonias also require high humidity to thrive, a challenge when growing them indoors. You also should not spray begonias with water, especially rex begonias. Misting does create humidity, but begonias are prone to powdery mildew, so it's better to keep the leaves dry.

Can begonias take full sun?

Most begonias grow best in part shade (4 to 6 hours of direct morning sun a day), or filtered sun (as through trees). Most will tolerate full shade (no direct or filtered sun), but won't be as dense and usually have fewer flowers. A few grow in full sun. They prefer moist, but not soggy, soils.

How do you keep begonias blooming?

The best way to encourage begonias to produce more flowers is to care for them regularly. ProFlowers has some suggestions for indoor care; to begin with, keep your begonia in a spot with full to partial morning sunlight, with a temperature of about 65 to 72 degrees Fahrenheit.

When should I prune my begonias?

Cut flowers and foliage of the cane Begonia are excellent for use in vases. To prune, old brown canes can be removed at ground level in late winter (at the end of August - a little later in very cold suburbs) and the rest of the canes trimmed at the same time by one-third to a half to make the plant bushier.

Can I save my begonias for next year?

The tubers can be saved over the winter and planted again the next spring for another year of showy color. Take the following steps to save your potted tuberous begonia tubers: Place in a dry, cool storage area (a basement or garage) and allow the tubers to cure for several weeks.

Are begonias hard to care for?

Generally, fibrous and rhizomatous begonias make excellent houseplants while tuberous begonias can be grown as houseplants but have a harder time surviving due to the need for higher humidity and light than the other two kinds. Begonias grown indoors are especially susceptible to root rot and overwatering.

What can be planted with begonias?

5 Companion Planting Ideas for Begonias
  • Ferns & Begonias Collection. You may or may not know this by now, but I love ferns!
  • Red, White and Blue Shade Garden. Red, white and blue is a famous color combination.
  • Golden Glory Shade Garden.
  • Twilight and Light Shade Garden.
  • Peppy Shade Garden Collection.

How do you care for potted begonias?

Begonia Care Tips
  1. 1) Plant begonia in pot that allows about 2 inches of space all the way around the roots.
  2. 2) Begonias like to sit in locations that have daily full to partial morning sunlight.
  3. 3) Put the plant on a regular watering schedule.
  4. 4) Feed the plant a balanced houseplant fertilizer once a month.

Should I deadhead begonias?

do not require deadheading to thrive. However, if you want to clean up your begonias a bit faster than nature does, or if you want to encourage the plant to produce more stems, you should get into the habit of deadheading. Examine a begonia every one to three days to look for faded flowers.

Can you divide large begonia corms?

Answers. The easiest way to divide them is to cut them with a really sharp knife. Just locate the growing points,much like they eyes on a potato,and cut between them. If there are no growing points yet,place in a warm dark place and soon the small shoots should show,then you can cut between them.

Can I use Miracle Grow on begonias?

Once a week apply half strength (1/2 T Miracle Grow or other soluble plant food per gallon) fertilizer solution in place of regular watering, being sure to give the basket enough so that liquid seeps from the bottom of the pot. Tuberous begonias are not heavy feeders, so don't overdo it.