Plants can perform various fundamental functions for nature and for our existence. Among these, however, the aesthetic function should not be underestimated. Yes, because plants like Begonia are able to make the most of a balcony or terrace.

For this reason, we have decided to provide a series of indications that can be useful for cultivating this fantastic plant in the best possible way and obtaining a truly spectacular result in terms of colours.

 

Repot it the right way

Among the most common mistakes that can be made in the care of plants, especially of Begonia , we find the activity of repotting . It must be understood that the plant must be repotted at the right time, in such a way as to make it grow in height but also in width.

Before repotting, the roots must have occupied practically the entire external part of the root ball : they must be dense and narrow . Obviously, the choice of vase is also of great importance (preferably terracotta). The right time for repotting is spring.

Look at the leaves of the Begonia

From the leaves it is possible to understand when it is better to water the Begonia . When these tend to drop significantly, then it means they need water. The soil, regardless of everything, must always be moist but not wet as the roots of the Begonia are very sensitive and can rot.

From the leaves it is also possible to notice the presence of any parasites and act accordingly: holes, spots and filaments can be indicative. Therefore, take action immediately.

Prune the stems

Another trick to best care for Begonia is to cut the tallest stems to stimulate their growth. All you need to do is cut below a node, or in the places where a new leaf is about to emerge. Even in this case, it is important to choose the right time: spring is the most suitable time of year.

Fertilization Begonia

Begonias, perhaps not everyone knows, are characterized by abundant blooms. Fertilization can favor the result, in this sense: use a fertilizer rich in potassium, for a maximum of once every three to four weeks Banana peels can also be useful as a natural fertilizer.

Importance of cuttings

Finally, cuttings take on significant importance. Balconies can be filled, just cut the stem by 10 cm and let it dry for a couple of days before burying it. The jar with the cutting must be placed in a bright area.