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Begonia Boliviensis: How to grow and care for it

Written by Maggie

Feb 22 2021

Begonia Boliviensis: How to grow and care for it

Begonia Boliviensis is a species of Begonia Boliviensis, suitable for hanging viewing.

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Begonia Boliviensis

Begonia Boliviensis morphological characteristics

The tuber of Begonia Boliviensis is oblate spherical, the stem branches are relatively strong, drooping, for the green-brown, long leaves, ovate-lanceolate. The flowers are orange-red and summer blooming.

Begonia Boliviensis propagation environment

Cutting propagation

Begonia Boliviensis is a species of Begonia Boliviensis, suitable for hanging viewing. It is very sensitive to moisture and temperature, the illumination time should be about 14 hours, the cultivation temperature should be kept above 13℃, and need strong illumination intensity.

Begonia Boliviensis cold resistance is generally at 10℃.  When the temperature is lower than this critical point, the growth will stagnate, and the heavy will be frozen to death. Therefore, in areas with relatively low temperatures in winter, the temperature of keeping warm should be considered.

Sowing propagation

If you want to raise Begonia Boliviensis, you can buy the summer flowers, collect the seeds, and plant them the next year, so you can avoid the embarrassment of having to buy them again the next year after the cold winter temperatures kill the plants. But the seeds of Begonia Boliviensis are small and dusty, making collecting them tricky.

In addition to sowing as mentioned above, bulbs and cuttings can also be used. In addition, in order to maintain the compact plant type of Begonia Boliviensis, full illumination is recommended instead of too little illumination.

Begonia Boliviensis

How to grow and care for Begonia Boliviensis

Daily maintenance of Begonia Boliviensis is relatively simple. Begonia Boliviensis should be maintained in a sunny and well-ventilated environment, and the soil in the basin should be kept moist but not wet because the insufficient water supply is likely to lead to wilting of the stem and leaves. And if the basin soil is too wet, it is easy to cause root rot.

Begonia Boliviensis main value

Begonias are mostly used as indoor potted flowers for viewing, and a few fibrous root species, such as the four seasons begonias, and can be used as Flower beds.

Begonia Boliviensis