In general, in the past, begonias were used only for the interior, but nowadays, with the development of flower production and landscape design, they are a great opportunity to create colorful wonders outdoors.
The begonias are originally from South America. The interesting thing about them is that new varieties and crosses are easily created, and currently a huge number of cascading and upright varieties in all kinds of colors have been created, be it kitschy or simple, except for blue and violet.
Planted in wooden baskets, these amazing plants give a unique color and beautiful atmosphere to your yard, garden or balcony. In some regions of the country these plants can be used for flowering garden plants.
Tuberous begonias (Begonia tuberhybrida) There are also species that are suitable for hanging vessels, which also contributes to the many compositions and combinations that you can create if you harness your imagination.
The so-called tuberous begonias are quite preferred and known for their long flowering, which begins in May and lasts until October continuously.
There are varieties with flowers resembling the colors of the rose and can reach a diameter of about 10 cm.
A characteristic feature of begonias are their asymmetrical leaves, which are also quite decorative. This is one of the strangest types of plants because of this type of leaf. Scientists from the United States and Britain continue to study the reasons why the begonia has these attractive leaves.
They are generally dark green and are divided into two halves of the central nerve of different sizes. They are attached to a thick fleshy petiole. Begonias are not winter hardy and therefore you should not plant them outside before May.
To speed up the appearance of flowering, it is good to plant the tubers in pots in April and grow them indoors in May, and after the dangers of late spring tuberous begonias (Begonia tuberhybrida) frost, you can take them outside.
The begonia prefers semi-shady habitats, which makes it quite suitable for growing on balconies or yards with morning or afternoon sunshine.
The plant requires constant moisture and for this you need to water it often, it is also good to feed it often.
If you prefer large-flowered species, it is good to provide them with support and regularly remove overblown flowers.