Begonia is a widely used ornamental plant throughout Europe. Originally from tropical areas, it grows wonderfully indoors and outdoors. The begonia can decorate the interior or introduce a lot of color into the garden or balcony with its colorful flowers. From the spring to the first frost, the begonias can thrive wonderfully outdoors. But then they have to spend the winter indoors in a frost-free room.
Outside in the bed, on the balcony or indoors at home everywhere you can breed the begonias
The flowers and colors of the begonias always turn these flowers into a real eye-catcher. They show us their delicate flowers, which occur in very different colors. In order to enjoy this sea of colors at home or on the balcony or in the garden, you must properly care for your begonias. In principle, these garden and ornamental plants are easy to care for, so they do not require special attention. Here are some tips for begonia care in a nutshell: First, choose the right location for these flowers. This should be a bright, partially shaded place inside or outside. Begonia does not like the strong midday sun. In the hot months, water them 3-4 times a week, but avoid waterlogging. Fertilize 1-2 times a week in spring and summer, not in autumn.
The begonias bloom without any great demands The ornamental plant for indoors and outdoors is easy to care for
Here we have to mention only briefly, there are about 900 begonia varieties and still numerous hybrids. Let's briefly present some of the most typical varieties:
- Ice Begonia (Begonia semperflorens)
The Eisbegonie is also known as the Schiefblatt or Gottesauge. It is easy to clean, also suitable for beginners. The Eisbegonie prefers sunny to partially shaded places and can reach a height of 20 to 40 cm. Their leaves are slightly brittle. Her delicate flowers are in strong red and the green leaves have a special glow.
The Eisbegonie is an easy-care bedding and balcony plant.
- Tuber Begonia (Begonia tuberhybrida)
The tuber begonia comes from the tropical areas of Brazil. It blooms in various orange tones and delights us with its beautiful flowers in summer, but has its resting phase in winter. She spends the cold months as dormant tubers. These can be planted outside again in the spring. Like all begonias, this variety is easy to maintain, likes a partially shaded spot, because the bright midday sun does not do her any good. The tuber begonias are annuals.
The tuber begonia has beautiful flowers in orange and pleases us with its splendor outside in the bed.
- Royal Begonia (Begonia rex)
The Begonia rex is known nationwide as a leafy or kingly grape. In contrast to the varieties mentioned above, it impresses with its magnificent leaves, while its flowers are rather unimpressive. It thrives very well in a sunny to partially shaded spot where the sun shines in the morning and in the evening. The strong Mittgassonne is better to avoid, because it does not work well, even negatively on the foliage of the king's land. Moderate watering and fertilising is announced here as well as the other begonia varieties. Never let this ornamental flower dry out. Propagation is done by leaf or shoot cuttings.
Choose the right location, avoid the harsh midday sun and enjoy the brightly colored leaves of the king's bier!
- Eliator Begonia (Begonia x hiemalis)
This begonia variety is one of the most popular indoor plants. It is not demanding at all and very easy to maintain, but definitely flowering. As well as the ice and royal begonias, they thrive indoors and out. Further parallels can be done as well. This variety likes a partially shaded and warm location, the temperature must not drop below 15 degrees. The Eliator begonia flowers in different colors, its flowers are delicate and beautiful. When it is warm and sunny in the room, it can also bloom in winter.
The Eliator begonia is easy to maintain, but flowering.
The Ice Begonia always steals the show!
Begonia rex the kingly biennium can be so beautifully dyed in dark red
The leaves of the king's biergonia can be quite nicely colored