Begonia, fibrous rooted - Angel Wing Begonia, Cane Stemmed

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Begonia, fibrous rooted - Angel Wing Begonia, Cane Stemmed Begonia, Wax Begonia

Most flowering, fibrous rooted begonias need full sun in winter but partial shade during other seasons. A light fibrous soil is preferred. Begonias prefer a plentiful moisture supply yet tolerate slight drying between waterings. Use house plant fertilizers, formulated for flowering plants, according to label directions. Begonias are sensitive to over fertilization and salt accumulation in the soil. Ideal temperatures are 65 to 70 degrees during the day and 60 to 65 degrees at night. Most grow better if supplemental humidity is provided. The leaf margins die when the humidity is too low. Straggly plants may be pinched or pruned. Odema causes leaf drop in winter. Leaf drop may also be triggered by heavy or wet soil. Failure to bloom may be caused by lack of light or low humidity. Flowering is not dependent on a particular day length.

Propagation is by stem cuttings, leaf cuttings, leaf section cuttings, or root division. Each root division must have a shoot.

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