Immediately remove any dead leaves, stems, and flowers from a Begonia Plant to help prevent mold and mildew. Prune long stems to keep a Begonia Plant compact and full. Because of the high humidity begonia plants require, powdery mildew is a major problem.
A commercial Fungicide is usually the best way to get rid of powdery mildew on a begonia plant. To help prevent mildew and mold provide good air circulation and keep the leaves dry.
These plants are considered poisonous and should be kept away from pets and children.
|Temperature||Begonias plants do well in cool temperatures between 65°-75°.|
|sunlight||Although certain varieties of begonia can adapt to lower light, most begonias need medium to bright indirect light. The better the light, the more flowers a begonia plant produces. Leaves and flowers drop off when the light is too low.|
|Soil||Begonia plants need a rich well-aerated soil that drains quickly. African Violet soil is a good choice.|
|Water||Water a begonia well and then allow the top 50% of the soil to dry out before watering again. Too much water causes mildew, mold, and permanent root damage. Water dripped on the leaves may cause leaf-rot.|
|Fertilizer||Feed a Begonia plant monthly with a fertilizer high in phosphorous at 1/2 the recommended strength.|
|Bloom Time||The brighter the light, the more flowers a begonia produces.|
|Height of the Item||1.0 Ft|
|In The Box||One Plant without Pot|
|Disclaimer||The image is for reference purpose only. Actual plant may vary from the image shown as it is a natural plant and will vary piece to piece.|
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