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Topic: Flowers & Ornamental Plants
Posted by Katie from Quebec on 2001-04-08 22:50:16
Angel Wing BegoniaI also have a Angel Wing Begonia. It looks really good but has not bloomed either. Also I want to know how much water to give it. It seems to do better when it is dry. When I give it some water the leaves drop off. Seem like it likes to be really dry between waterings.
Posted by Judy from Nebr/5 on 2005-09-07 04:25:00
Posted by Ber from VT on 2001-04-17 09:58:26
Quoting Katie: ------------
-I have some begonia clippings from my garden last year. I have potted these clippings so that I can replant them this year, however they have not flowered yet. I saw some little begonia plants at a store today that already have flowers on them. How can I get my begonias to flower before replanting them into my garden?
I just read an online bulletin from the Nova Scotia Dept. of Ag. and Marketing that says that wax begonias blossom well their first year, but have fewer blossoms as they get older.
I'm sure people who grow them professionally have tricks for making them bloom by adjusting light and fertilizer levels...I just haven't been able to track down those specifics! I'll bet they would be in the Ball Manual for bedding plants if you can find it in your library or even a large book store (I often use a bookstore like a library to find the info I'm looking for, without buying the book :~)
The title is: Bedding Plants IV : A Manual on the Culture of Bedding Plants As a Greenhouse Crop by E. Jay Holcomb (Editor)
Have you ever grown tuberous begonias? They have a better rebloom record, but they have a totally different look. I love them!
I'm sorry, you were probably just looking for some simple advice! Well, I hope you're able to get your begonias blooming soon...