Begonia is an ornamental plant with leaves of various shapes, depending on its type. Begonia in the photo is a great way to choose the variety you like for your summer cottage.
When blooming, begonia forms inflorescences that come in various shades. Optimum temperature for growing begonias are considered 20 degrees in summer or 18 degrees in winter.
In spring and summer, begonias need abundant watering, but it should be remembered that it does not tolerate stagnant water. In winter, begonia is not watered.
It should not be sprayed, as brown spots appear on the leaves after spraying.
The formation of begonia flowers requires additional feeding 2 times a month.
Often, begonia should not be transplanted; they do this only when there is not enough space in the pot, that is, if the pot has become cramped for it.
Begonia in the photo, like other types of begonias propagated by cuttings or seeds.
The seeds of begonias are quite small, so for their even distribution over the surface of the earth, you can spread a small layer of snow, and sow seeds on it, they will be clearly visible. It is advisable to sift the soil through a sieve to avoid lumps. Before sowing, the soil in a pot is moistened with a pink solution of potassium permanganate, and the seeds, mixed with sand, are evenly scattered over the surface. Then you need to moisten with a spray with a fine dispersion, cover with a film or glass on top and put in a warm place. The sprouts should appear in a couple of weeks.