How to keep your begonias happy
Making begonias happy is so easy that many gardeners throw it all away simply by overdoing these personable plants. To give you an idea of their sympathy, begonias were grown by indoor gardeners in the 19th century when heating systems were certainly not optimized and indoor light levels were quite low. This is a summary of how you can keep your begonias happy.
Begonias prefer a well-lit window facing east or west. Its foliage can burn in a bright south-facing window, and a north-facing window generally doesn't provide enough sunlight.
If you keep the thermostat above 13°C, your begonias will be infinitely grateful to you. If that's not possible, most begonias will still be fine. But try to limit the cold by placing them in a bathroom or kitchen. Interestingly, begonias seem to prefer a 15° to 12°C drop in day to night temperatures.
Generally native to humid regions of the world, begonias do not do well to be in places where atmospheric humidity is low. Solutions range from housing your begonias in a damp place in the house, such as a bathroom. You can also run a humidifier or use a pebble tray. But if you don't suffer from chapped lips or dry skin, your begonias are likely fine.
Give your begonias to drink when the soil is slightly dry but not dry. Excess water can be deadly, especially during the winter, when its growth naturally slows down.
Using fish emulsion can be a great option as it works like a charm. Don't feed her in winter when light levels are low.
Begonias prefer shallow planters and like narrow roots. Overcrowding can be deadly. When potting, use a light, well-draining peat moss potting medium. Clay or similar porous containers help the roots to breathe.
Hopefully this post has been of great help to you and you finally know how to keep your begonias happy.
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