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Sunday, 20 September 2015

GROWING BEGONIA IN MY GARDEN.

Today, I am posting about another Begonia plant which I have propagated through a stem cutting from a friend's garden.
Previously, I have posted on the 3 types of Begonia plants from my garden.
If you are interested to find out about them, do click here.
This Begonia plant can grow into a bush but I planted mine in a pot.
It grows upright and it can grow tall. To prevent it growing too tall, I will cut off the top to cause it to grow more branches.
Begonia are quite easy to grow.
It grows well in partial shade or with morning sun.
I used normal garden soil with good water drainage.
Over watering will cause root rot.
This Begonia plant has very attractive and beautiful foliage.
Its leaves are in deep dark green or deep maroon colour, with red veins.
The underside of the leaves is dark red.
The leaves of my Begonia plant grown in a pot is about 8 inches (20 cm) x 4.75 inches (12 cm)
On a closer look, there are very fine, short hairs on the leaf surface and it can also be felt.
 The succulent stem breaks easily.
 The thick stem is wine red with white spots.
The flowers are in sweet pink with yellow centre. 
My Begonia plant has just recently flowered and I noticed that the flowers were quite small.
The flowers are in small clusters and they looked like mini pink bells.
So far this plant is pest resistant.
I fertilize it once in 2 or 3 weeks.
The stems are upright and the leaves face upwards.

The Lord preserves the upright but ruins the plans of the wicked.

(Proverbs 22:12, TLB)

36 comments:

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    1. Thank you, Sharon. Have a great week!

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  2. Your Begonia looks very healthy. I have grown several varieties outside and I get so busy that I forget to take slips to grow inside for the next year. However I have some small leaves Begonia growing in my house that I grew from slips from my Tai Chi instructor. I've had them for about 14 years and they keep growing in cascade. They need to be restarted as the are pot bound now. They have bunches of pink flowers and green leaves. Very pretty.

    Hugs,
    JB

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    1. Thank you, Julia. I am sure the Begonias growing in your garden are very beautiful ones. I have seen some very beautiful Begonias with big showy flowers.

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  3. Hello, gorgeous plant and leaves. The flowers are pretty. Happy Sunday, enjoy your new week!

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    1. Thank you, Eileen. Blessed Sunday and a beautiful week to you too!

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  4. Nice plant. You take care of it well. I am surprised the big stem can break easily. Little flowers looks cute.

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    1. Thank you, Irene. Have a beautiful week!

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  5. How interesting that the red colour is on the underside of the leaves.

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    1. Hi Mun, I have noticed that most Begonia leaves have different colour on the upperside and underside.

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  6. You have the most amazing green thumb. Beautiful.

    Have a fabulous day Nancy. ☺

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    1. Thank you, Sandee. Have a beautiful day!

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  7. Namcy begonia is a lovely flower and very popular in Poland. Have a blessed week.

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    1. Thank you, Gosia. I am sure Begonias grow very well in Poland and a beauty to behold!

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  8. A beautiful looking plant and a stunning colour.

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    1. Thank you, Mamas. Have a beautiful week!

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  9. So beautiful! I'm horrible with plants but someone did once show me that if you move a small plant to a bigger pot, it will often grow much bigger!

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    1. Thank you, Stephanie. It is true. The size of the pot determines the size of the plant.

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  10. The little flowers stand out beautifully!

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    1. Thank you, William. Have a beautiful week!

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  11. Hi Nancy, your begonias look very healthy, you are doing a good job.

    ;-)

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  12. My mom had a begonia that would grow taller than she was....granted she was only about 5 ft tall. But it was so pretty!

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    1. Hi Rose, I can imagine the beauty of your Mom's Begonia. Mine is about 4 ft tall now.

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  13. very healthy plant, you have cared for it well.

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    1. Thank you, Agnes. Have a wonderful week!

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  14. The flowers are so shy. Already they're small, they some more hide near the stems under cover of the leaves!

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    1. Hi Stacy. yes, I have to peek in between the leaves to take their photos.

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  15. Over-watering is one of my biggest crimes towards plants. I can't seem to stop! Your plant looks gorgeous, Nancy! :D

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    1. Hi Sharon, my hubby too love to waters my plants and some of my plants drowned with over watering...lol!

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  16. Nancy, Begonia is a lovely plant. The pink flowers are so small and pretty!

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    1. Thank you, Phong Hong. I love Begonia and they are really pretty plants!

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  17. Muito bela esta planta tenho uma em casa.
    Um abraço e boa semana.

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    1. Thank you, Francisco. Have a beautiful Monday!

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  18. What gorgeous plants, Nancy...you do indeed, have a green thumb. :)
    I thought I was following you but when I checked, I wasn't....well....I AM NOW. :)

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    1. Thank you, BJ. Thank you for following. Have a beautiful day!

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