Begonia Cucullata Willd Care & Growing Guide

Written by Maggie

Oct 14 2021

Begonia Cucullata Willd Care & Growing Guide

The Begonia Cucullata Willd is one of the most popular famous flowers. It should be fun to keep a Begonia Cucullata Willd at home. So how to grow Begonia Cucullata Willd? What should be paid attentions to when growing and caring for the Begonia Cucullata Willd? Please read along with me with questions!

Begonia Cucullata Willd

Begonia Cucullata Willd Growing Tips:

  • Best growing time: begonia cucullata Willd best breeding time is April ~ May in spring and August ~ September in autumn.
  • Optimum growth soil: The begonia cucullata willd basin soil is ideal for mixing river sand, leaf rot soil and snake sawdust.
  • Growth humidity requirements: Begonia Cucullata Willd prefers moist soil, water it frequently to keep it moist, and pay attention to ventilation.
  • Optimal growth temperature: The Begonia Cucullata Willd's optimal growth temperature is between 20 ℃ and 25℃.
  • Best growth light: Begonia Cucullata Willd likes a mild climate, humid environment, not cold, afraid of heat. In high-temperature seasons it needs to be put out of shade, cool, low temperature in winter, and needs enough light. After colonization, begonias of four seasons can be in direct sunlight in early spring, with the enhancement of sunlight, and must be appropriately shaded.

Begonia Cucullata Willd

Begonia Cucullata Willd Care 

Fertilizer application: Begonia Cucullata Willd should be applied once every 10 ~ 15 days to 20 {BF} fermented bean cake water, rapeseed cake water, chicken, pigeon dung water or human urine liquid fertilizer during the growing period. When fertilizing, we should master the principle of "use more thin fertilizer".

Watering points: the requirements of watering work is "more than two little", that is, spring, autumn season is the growth of flowering period. Water should be more appropriate. The soil is a little wetter. In summer and winter is the Begonia Cucullata Willd semi-dormancy or dormancy period, water can be less, basin soil slightly dry, especially in winter less watering, and basin soil should always remain a slightly dry state.

Pruning point: Pruning is generally done after the flowers, when the flowers fade, timely pruning residual flowers, picking heart, can make more branches, more flowers. If you ignore the core pruning work, plants tend to grow elongated, and plant shape is not very beautiful, less flowering.

Propagation points: The main propagation methods of Begonia Cucullata Willd include sowing method, cutting method and plant separation method.

Sowing method: East China in the general spring In April to May and autumn in August to September is the most suitable. Seeds should be evenly distributed over the fine mud in the basin (no overlaying is required). Sow a basin to use pelvic floor bibulous law to absorb sufficient water again, next cover glass and put in half shade place, after 10 days can germinate. Plants that sow in the spring can bloom in the autumn of the same year.

Cutting method: all the year round can be carried out, but into the seedlings after branching less, in addition to double species, generally do not use this method of propagation.

Plant division method: old perennial plants can be divided into plants and pruned at the same time to promote new branches to form a sound plant shape.

Pest control: common diseases are powdery mildew, bacterial blight, insect pests such as aphids, powder shell, starbuck. Summer and autumn are easy to suffer from beetle larvae harm. Here's how to prevent it:

  1. Remove the diseased leaves in time to enhance ventilation.
  2. Soil disinfection should be carried out when conditions permit. 40 {bf} pentachloride · Fumeidang or seed mixing double powder should be used, the dosage should be 8g per ㎡ square meter.
  3. Spraying 95 {bf} Lvheng 1 boutique 3000 times liquid or 20 {bf} methyl phosphorus emulsion 1200 times liquid, 50 {bf} Likupang wet-able powder 1000 times liquid, potassium potassium 1200-1300 times liquid at the initial stage of disease.
  4. After onset, 40 {bf} pentachloride · Fumeidang or seed mixing double powder mixed with fine sand can also be used to make 1:200 times medicinal soil, with 100 ~ 150g applied to each plant or each cave, once every 10 ~ 15 days.
Begonia Cucullata Willd

Begonia Cucullata Care in Different Seasons:

1. During the growing period of Begonia Cucullata Willd in spring and Autumn, it is necessary to master the principle of frequent application of thin fertilizer, which mainly applies organic thin fertilizer water or inorganic fertilizer soaking solution with no peculiar smell. More nitrogen fertilizer was applied in seedling stage to promote the growth of branches and leaves. In the current stage of the flowering stage of the phosphate fertilizer, to promote the breeding of more buds, flowers more and bright, if it lacks fertilizer, Begonia Cucullata Willd plants will wither, or even die.

2. Spring and autumn are the growth bloom period of Begonia Cucullata Willd, and the soil needs to contain more water, watering should be timely to keep moist.

3. In summer and winter management, if the temperature can be controlled below 30 ° C, above 10 ° C, suitable dry and wet watering, appropriate amount of fertilization, Begonia Cucullata Willd must be strong, and can achieve the four seasons bloom constantly.