Easily multiplied by leaves or stems, begonia is one of the plants that can catch all eyes if you plant it in the garden or in pots, from spring to autumn. The great thing is that these plants can easily multiply in flowers in the garden.
The begonia species includes over 800 plants, but the most common are decorative varieties that can be simply multiplied by leaves. Here are the most important steps to multiply these flowers, for a beautiful garden.
If you want a bigger success rate for a gorgeous spring garden, you’ll need to use a pot and a special mix of flower soil to multiply the begonia.
Choosing the right leaf
The first step is the choice of a begonia leaf that doesn’t show any sign of disease or yellow areas. Open a large leaf and cut a circle with a diameter of 5-6 cm around the central ribs.
Properly dividing the leaf
Starting from the center, cut the circle into several triangles following the natural lines of the begonia leaf. The leaves develop correctly when they are cut around the central rib.
Planting the begonia leaves
Once you’ve got the cuts properly cut, you’ll need to plant them in a sandy mix of special, well-grounded flower soil. Insert each fragment of the begonia leaf into the ground with the thin side down.
Butter leaves grow slowly, so if you want as many flowers in the spring garden, you should multiply the begonia as quickly as possible. The plant reaches maturity even after 10 months when properly groomed.
The pot where you put the begonia leaf fragments needs as much warmth as possible, at least 77 degrees, and high humidity. Roots are formed slowly so that the initial development period can take 2-3 months.
Once rooted, begonia can be transplanted into a larger pot, but to place it among other flowers in the garden, you’d better wait.
Don’t forget that Begonia prefers to be protected from direct sunlight and much moisture, whether you keep it in a pot or plant it in the spring garden. When the air is dry, you can spray water on its leaves once every few days.
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