Our begonias They are plants whose ornamental value resides in … all their parts: their flowers, and also their leaves, so they turn out to be perfect candidates to decorate your home.
Let’s learn to take care of them.
These beautiful plants are native to the warm regions of America, Africa and Asia, where they live under the shade of large trees in the humid jungles. The genus includes more than a thousand species, many of which do not exceed 30cm in height, although there are others that are climbers and even trees. Currently there more than 9 thousand varieties and hybridsand each time they appear again.
Begonias have very decorative leaves, whose colors will vary according to the species, and according to the hybrid, since they can be green, or two or more colors. The same thing happens with flowers: there is not one that is the same as another, something very positive as well. we will have more variety to choose from.
In cultivation they are plants that we can have in any corner of the homeas long as it has plenty of natural light. If we live in a frost-free climate, we can plant it in a corner where it does not get direct sun, or have it in pots for example as a centerpiece.
It is very important use a substrate that facilitates drainagesince they are plants very sensitive to the rotting of the stems by excess of irrigation. With this in mind, we will mix black peat and perlite (or any other porous material) in equal parts. It is also advisable to add a first layer of volcanic clay to the pot, before proceeding to transplant the plant. We will keep this substrate moist, but not puddledwatering about 2 times a week in summer and 1-2 every seven days the rest of the year.
Remember spray from time to time with Neem Oil to prevent pests, and enjoy your Begonias!