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Sunday, September 18, 2011

Begonia Elatior - An Introduction

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Begonia Elatior
Begonia Elatior when purchased - September 2010

Type: Annual

Light: Some Morning Sun, Filtered Sun, Shade

Moisture: Needs frequent water and should not be left to dry out.

Soil: Slightly Acidic - I used common peat.

Disease: Powdery Mildew (a fungal disease that causes white powdery patches on the leaves) - Spray with Fungicide

Care: Begonias like attention. Remove dead flowers, leaves, and stems. Trim off long stems to help retain it's compact shape. A little care will pay you back with lusher foliage and more blooms. Add a general purpose fertilizer once a month. For houseplants and container plants, give them a dose of liquid fertilizer once a month instead dry fertilizer.


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