Plant and multiply begonias

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Tuber Begonia - Begonia tuberhybrida

For the dense-leaved flowers of this plant are not really awry. It could rather be said that they are also extremely symmetrical in the case of spatial abundance of flowers (of course it can be fathomed, the begonias are a genus of plants of the family Schiefblattgewächse, begoniaceae). Begonia also produces this abundance of flowers in locations where many other plants are struggling, which is why they are justifiably popular.


Begonias are the ideal fillers in terms of location: they thrive and bloom in cool places in the shade or partial shade, where many other plants produce only few flowers. Begonias even want to do without too much sunlight. Direct sunlight could even resent these "shadow flowers".
On the ground, the beautiful plants have something more demanding: It should be moist and rich in humus and rich in nutrients or be made by appropriate horticultural activity.
If you want to plant begonias in the garden, then please only from mid-May, when after the Eisheiligen the last late frost is over in any case. The begonia tubers (begonia onion) are very susceptible to frost. These are tissues with a high water content that freezes quickly.
Most begonias need planting distances of 25 cm to form a densely-filled carpet of flowers without interfering with each other. For some varieties, however, different planting distances are recommended, so you should ask when buying the right distance for the just purchased variety.
The begonia tubers should only be covered by a thin layer of soil of two to three centimeters soil when planting, otherwise the first leaves would have too much trouble to push upwards. The tuber is placed with the bulged side down and with the trough up in the ground, from the middle of this trough, the first leaves will develop.
The further care is then quite simple, you must pay particular attention to the correct irrigation. Because begonias like no pent-up water at all, neither in a pot nor on the garden floor. So you should only water them so much that the soil does not dry out. Then you could give the begonias every two weeks some liquid fertilizer, which you mix into the irrigation water.

Multiply by cuttings

Begonias can be multiplied very well. You can multiply the begonias throughout the year. Which type of propagation you choose when depends on the use of the newly obtained begonias.
If you have the begonias z. If you want to pass them on or move them elsewhere, you can immediately cut cuttings of the shoot tips after flowering (between spring and early summer). They then separate daughter shoots from the mother begonia, immediately below a leaf base, when about 8 cm long. The uppermost pair of leaves stay tuned, the lower leaves are carefully removed. These cuttings are now placed in small glasses of water, which are covered with foil. To do this, pike a few holes in the foil into which the stems of the cuttings are pushed.
After about a week, the first Wurzelausläufer should form. If the roots are strong enough after about a month, the small begonias can be placed in (not too small) pots and passed or placed in the garden. If you regularly cut off the shoot tips of the young plants, you will attract begonias with a beautiful bushy growth.

Tuber division and breeding tubers

If you want to top up an existing Begonia bed for the current season, you can share the tubers at the beginning of the growing season. You just have to make sure that each part contains a shoot bud. Of course, they should only divide very strong and spreading mother tubers, the sections are then planted as well as the mother tuber as described above.
If you want to gain additional new plants for the next season, you can also look for breeding tubers in the fall, which are usually formed on the tuber base. If you bring the begonias out of the ground for the winter, then collect the breeding tubers. They overwinter like the mother begonias in a cool, dry place and are planted in the spring like the mother tubers.
If you want your begonias to flower throughout the summer, you should prefer the tuber begonias and plant well-developed in the garden. Begonias are very willing and comfortable plants (also for beginners), which develop such a rich flower splendor, that they should not be missing in any garden and on any balcony.

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