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3" Pot. Part Shade. Height 8-12". Spread 10-12". A group of double flowered begonias for pot crops or shady areas. Big Blooms, medium vigor and good branching add up to a stunning crop.

Begonia- Hiemalis Carmen Red- 3" Pot

$5.00Price
  • The Hiemalis begonia is suitable for planting in containers, hanging baskets or flower beds in U.S. Department of Agriculture plant hardiness zones 9 to 10

    1.Plant Hiemalis begonias in partial shade or filtered light. Avoid hot, direct sunlight, as they do not perform well when temperatures reach 80 degrees Fahrenheit.

    2. Locate Hiemalis begonias in fertile, well-drained soil. They prefer slightly acidic soil with a pH between 5.5 and 6.75.

    3. Allow 12 inches of space between each plant. Crowding prevents air from circulating around the plant and often leads to disease.

    4. Water the plant deeply, providing enough water to saturate the soil to a depth of about 6 inches, and then don't water again until the top of the soil feels dry to the touch. The Hiemalis begonia is sensitive to soil that is excessively wet or bone dry, and may respond by dropping buds.

    5. Keep the foliage dry to prevent diseases such as fungus and rot. Avoid overhead irrigation. Instead, water by allowing a hose to run slowly at the base of the plant.

    6. Feed the plant once every month, using a water-soluble fertilizer with an NPK ratio such as 15-30-15 or similar. Apply fertilizer according to the rate specifications provided on the package label. Water the plant immediately to distribute the fertilizer.

    7. Pinch the tips of young plants once to create a compact, bushy plant. Repeat as needed during the season to prevent the plant from becoming long and leggy.

    8. Snip off wilted blooms to encourage the begonia to bloom until the end of the season. When blooms are left on the plant, the begonia goes to seed and enters dormancy early.

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