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How to grow and care for Elatior Begonia

Written by Maggie

Jan 23 2021

How to grow and care for Elatior Begonia

Some flower friends said that Elatior Begonia is not easy to grow. When it is planted, yellow leaves and dry leaves appear, and then it can only be harvested in an empty pot. So, how to care for Elatior Begonia to be a beautiful plant shape and flowers? The following are growing Elatior Begonia care.

Elatior Begonia care

Temperature care for growing Elatior Begonia

Elatior Begonia is not cold resistant. The temperature of normal growth and flowering is 15℃~22℃. When we grow and care for Elatior Begonia in winter, the temperature should not be lower than 10℃, otherwise the growth is slow and the flowering will be affected.

However, if you want Elatior Begonia to blossom constantly and have delicate colors, the indoor curing temperature should not be lower than 16℃.

If you keep Elatior Begonia indoors in the north, the temperature is suitable. As long as it is properly maintained, the flowers will blossom constantly. However, when we grow and care for Elatior Begonia in the south indoors, it is necessary to pay attention to heat preservation, and do not place it in the window or windy place at night.

Light care for growing Elatior Begonia

Elatior Begonia can withstand a semi-cloudy environment. When we grow and care for Elatior Begonia in winter, it is appropriate to place it in the windowsill or balcony facing south for maintenance, to receive sufficient light, which is conducive to flowering. Early at the end of spring and summer, as the enhancement of ultraviolet rays, adjust to put the position again.

When the planting environment is not illuminated or dark, Elatior Begonia will grow fruitless, and the leaves will turn yellow and fall due to the failure of normal photosynthesis, and the flowers will be dim and the flowering period will be short.

Watering care for growing Elatior Begonia

Elatior Begonia does not tolerate drought and is afraid of standing water. If the basin soil is too dry, the leaves of Elatior Begonia will turn yellow, and the buds will fall when it is serious. The basin soil is too wet, can cause the stem to rot, or produce diseases and insect pests.

Therefore, when we grow and care for Elatior Begonia in winter, watering should be done according to the indoor temperature and ventilation environment. In the northern heating room, water should be poured once every 3 to 4 days. After the basin soil is dry, water should be added in time, and the water in the tray should be poured out.

Elatior Begonia care

Fertilizing care for growing Elatior Begonia

When we grow and care for Elatior Begonia, Elatior Begonia should be fertilized thinly and frequently, so as to ensure sufficient nutrient supply in the growing period, so as to promote the growth of Elatior Begonia to be more solid. In the flowering period, Elatior Begonia can blossom continuously.

During the flowering period, Elatior Begonia can be supplemented with dilute fertilizer once or twice a month. When we grow and care for Elatior Begonia, the decaying cake fertilizer and potassium dihydrogen phosphate can be used alternately, which can not only promote the growth of branches of Elatior Begonia, but also ensure the nutrients needed for flowering.

Soil care for growing Elatior Begonia

Many people will change the soil when they first buy the Elatior Begonia. However, it is very unfriendly to the flowers in bloom. Because they need to consume energy in the flowering period. If the replacement of pot soil at this time, it will make them in the process of serving the pot, both to serve the pot, but also to blossom, the loss is great, the time for serving the pot will be very long, and even cause falling buds and flowers.

Therefore, when we care for the Elatior Begonia that we just bought from the shop, we should not change the pot first, and then change the pot after the flowers. 

Elatior Begonia care for growing in winter

When we grow and care for Elatior Begonia in winter, give it appropriate temperature, sufficient light, reasonable watering and sufficient nutrients, and you will be able to blossom constantly, put in the room, and become a beautiful New Year's Eve Flower in the Spring Festival.

Elatior Begonia care