by aditya abhishek
Begonia is actually a genus that has over 2000 species of plant. All these species are perennial flowering plants that you can grow indoors by following these tips.
Famous types of begonia are painted-leaf, wax begonia, polka-dot, angel-wing, elatior, etc. You can grow any among them.
Begonias are native to tropical & subtropical climate but you can also grow them in cool temperate climate by keeping them indoors.
Well draining sandy loam soil is good for growing begonias. Prepare potting mix with 40% garden soil + 40% leaf manure + 20% perlite.
During active growing season you can propagate begonia fromsteam and leaf cuttings. Take 4 inches stem cuttings dip in rooting hormone & plant them.
Depending on variety begonia can grow well under bright direct to indirect sunlight daily. Avoid growing in low light.
You should soil evenly moist all the time for begonias. But avoid waterlogging in the pot. Apply water whenever top layer of soil seems dry.
For foliage types use nitrogen rich fertilizers like tea leaf compost once a month. But for flowering types also add onion peel fertilizers.
You can transplant them to a new pot in spring season if roots start coming out from the botttom of pot through drainage holes.
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