Begonias are a great way to brighten up both the home and garden. Taking care of begonias is easy, especially when you have the right begonia care information on hand. While some types of begonia are grown for their flowers, others are grown for their foliage. To take advantage of either, use the following tips on growing begonias to ensure the best results.
By Raffaele Di Lallo, Author and founder of Ohio Tropics houseplant care blog
Rex begonia care indoors can be a little tricky, but it is certainly possible to grow beautiful specimens if you understand the plant’s needs. Take a look at the most critical elements of growing the rex begonia as houseplants in this article.
Begonia root knot nematodes are rare but can occur where un-sterile soil is used for the plants. Once the plant has them, the visible portion of the plant will decline and could die. Luckily, preventing begonia nematodes is easy and starts at planting. Learn more here.
Begonia stem and root rot, also called begonia pythium rot, is a very serious fungal disease. If your begonias are infected, the stems become waterlogged and collapse. Click here for information about this disease and tips for treating begonia pythium rot.
Begonias are healthy, low-care plants, but they are susceptible to a few fungal diseases like botrytis. Begonias with botrytis is a serious disease. For information about treating begonia botrytis and tips about how to avoid it, click on the following article.
Begonias are among the most popular of all annual flowers. Caring for begonias is pretty easy if you give them the right conditions, but watch out for signs of powdery mildew and know how to prevent and manage this disease. This article will help with that.
Highly praised for their varying colors and textures, begonias offer a plethora of colorful flowers and waxy multi-colored foliage. It is easy to see why growers may have cause for alarm when their previously healthy plants begin to show signs of leaf spots. Learn more here.
Begonias are fun to grow, yet not without their issues. One problem the grower may encounter is aster yellows on begonias. The following article contains information on how to identify a begonia with aster yellows disease and aster yellows control.
As a gardener, it can be overwhelming when trying to assess your garden’s fertilizer needs. The struggle is so real that many gardeners don’t bother to fertilize anything, even their tuberous begonias! Fertilizing tuberous begonia is important and this article will help.
There are over 1,500 species and over 10,000 hybrids of begonia in existence today. Talk about beaucoup (boo coo) begonia! New cultivars are added every year, including Gryphon begonia. So, what is a gryphon begonia? Learn more in this article.
Many plant lovers have realized that instead of purchasing expensive begonia baskets each spring, they can overwinter them in greenhouses or as houseplants. Of course, overwintering begonia plants may require pruning. Learn how to prune begonias here.
If you can't decide what to plant in that protected, semi-shady corner, you can't go wrong with tuberous begonia. Keeping the plant alive and healthy requires some extra attention, but this article can help with that.
Begonia propagation is an easy way to keep a little bit of summer all year long. Why not use your garden plants to start whole new plants for your winter window sills by propagating begonias? Click here for more.
The more than 1,000 species of begonia. Some begonias are grown just for their foliage and others their blooms. This article will help you distinguish common foliage grown begonias for the home and garden.
Begonias are a popular houseplant. Some varieties are grown for their flowers while others their striking foliage. Growing begonia houseplants only requires a little bit of knowledge, which you can find here.