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Begonia
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Begonia

Latin Name:

Begonia ‘Anita Roseanna’

Plant Type:

Perennial

Description:

An angel-wing type with canes up to two feet (60cm) long bearing narrow bronze leaves (white spotted as they mature), and deep pink flowers in hanging clusters.

Origin:

Man Made Hybrid

Environment:

Suitable for the home or a greenhouse

Foliage:

Yes

Flowering:

Yes

Fragrant:

Yes

Growing Ease:

Requires a little extra care

Temperature:

50-75°F, 10-24°C

Humidity:

Medium humidity

Lighting Needs:

Does best in bright indirect sunlight coming from the South/East/West

Soil Type:

A commercial African violet mix will suffice. If you want to mix your own take: 2 parts garden soil, 2 parts humus (leaf mold), 1 part coarse sand or perlite, 1 part peat, 1 part rinsed aquarium charcoal chips, a little fine grade fir bark Always use a pot with a hole.

Watering:

Keep the soil evenly moist and use warm water. Do not let plant stand in water.

Fertilizer:

Feed every two weeks except when in flower. It is recommended that you use a water soluble, lime free fertilizer diluted by half.

Plant Pests:

Prone to spider mites, mealy bugs and aphids. Always inspect any new plant for pests before introducing it to your home or greenhouse.

Propagation:

Stem cuttings/leaf cuttings at anytime. It is best to propagate any type of cuttings in a mixture of moist peat and perlite. Cover the pot and plant with a plastic bag secured by a rubber band to prevent moisture from escaping. Place in indirect sunlight or under a fluorescent light. Repot in its regular mix after it has been growing for a while.

Gardening Tips & Care:

Place pebbles or gravel in the drainage dish to hold water and increase the humidity, make sure the pot is sitting on the gravel and not in the water and always use a pot with a drainage hole. Mist occasionally with warm water (lime free to avoid leaf staining). If possible put outside for the summer in a shady location.

Is Genus:

No

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