Begonia
Floramiata_Begonie
Floramiata_Begonie
Floramiata_Begonie
Begonia
Begonia
Begonia
Floramiata_Begonie
Begonia
Floramiata_Begonie
Begonia

Begonia

Ideal to be placed in sufficiently bright places without direct light.

 

Fertilize once a month.

 

Frequent watering but avoid stagnation of water in the saucer.

BEGONIA
VP/14 H= 30 CM

Begoniaceae family, genus Elatior

The name of the Family was coined by Linnaeus in honor of Michel Bégon, governor of Santo Domingo who lived in the seventeenth century. The Begonias differ in categories according to the shape of the roots, in particular the begonia Elatior has a fasciculate root characterized by the uniform development of numerous non-branched roots that start from the same point.

Ideal to be placed in sufficiently bright places without direct light. Suffices well the half shade requires 1500 -2000 lux, good behind the curtain of the living room, on the porch, in the kitchen. Ideal for a spring summer gift to brighten up the home environment throughout the good season

It is suitable to be kept at home throughout the year at temperatures between 15 and 25 degrees. It must be kept away from drafts and dry radiators. Frequent watering but avoid stagnation of water in the saucer. Fertilize once a month.

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CURIOSITY

The Begonia elatior is a plant sensitive to the photoperiod, and is a quantitatively short day. Light influences its growth and flowering both in terms of quality and quantity. It can be said that the B. elatior is a brevidiurna therefore it blooms when the duration of the day is less than that of the night. Therefore, the nurserymen plan the cultivation all year long, planning the flowering with a long day treatment, to avoid the formation of flower buttons and to reach the desired size at the plant. To do this, artificial neon lights or LEDs are used that are kept on in the morning or in the evening for the necessary time.

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