Begonias have been grown in Australia for years, Begonias brighten up shady areas with their colorful blooms. Unlike most flowering plants, which require at least a half-day of full sun, begonias actually prefer growing in the shade. They also never have downtime. Once begonias start flowering, they bloom continuously from summer to frost.
Begonias plant care:
They need regular watering during the growing period. If planted in pots the soil should be regularly checked as pots dry out quicker. They like to almost dry out before they are watered again. Do not water during dormant time. Feed with a slow-release fertilizer every 3 – 4 months. Applying a liquid fertilizer every couple of weeks will promote more rapid growth towards flowering. Remove old spent flowers to avoid any diseases developing. Watch out for snails can. Many growers in Winter will store their Tuberous Begonias in a tray of potting mix in a cool position rather than kept in pots. Remove any yellowing foliage and stems as the plant goes into dormancy.