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Begonia species - Fibrous Begonia


Light

Bright, indirect
Soil

Well drained
Water

Let potting mix dry slightly between waterings
Habit

6 inches (15.2 cm) to 4 feet (1.22 m)
Flowers

Pink, white, red
Possible Problems

Very hardy, but may attract powdery mildew, whiteflies, and spider mites


Comments:

Fibrous begonias are named from their thin, hairlike roots. They can also be divided into bush types which include wax begonias (Begoinia semperflorens-cultorum) or caned-stemmed, which include angel-wing begonias (Begonia coccinea and Begonia corallina).

Wax Begonias can do well indoors and out with thick, succulent leaves. They can flower constantly during the summer months. If grown indoors, make sure they get plenty of bright light.

Angel-wing Begonias have graceful leaves with flowers that cascade downward making the plant ideal for hanging baskets. They like average to warm temperatures 60-80 degrees F (15.6 -26.7 C). Feed monthly during active growing period, and every 2 months in the winter. Prune back long canes to the base to encourage new growth from the bottom of the plant.


 






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