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Growing Begonias in Pots – How to Grow Begonia Bulbs

August 06 2015 | Posted in Begonia Tips, Growing Begonias, News

Growing Begonias in Pots

Growing begonias in pots is easy! Here’s our step-by-step visual of what growing begonias in pots should look like week-to-week.

1. Plant bulb in moist soil.

Growing Begonias in Pots, Plant in Moist Soil

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2. 1-2 weeks: Keep soil moist, not wet. Ideal temperature is 70-75° F.

Growing Begonia Bulbs in Pots, 1-2 weeks

 

3. 2-3 weeks: This is when the first leaves typically begin to appear. Ideal temperature during the day is 65-70°F.  Ideal temperature during the night is 55-60°F.

How to Grow Begonia Bulbs, 2-3 weeks

If planting multiple begonia bulbs, at this time you should orient the leaf points towards the rim of the pot. Flowers grow in the same direction of the leaf points, so it is important to do so to make room for the blooms.

How to Grow Begonia Bulbs, Orient Leaves

4. 3-4 weeks

How to Grow Begonia Bulbs, 3-4 weeks

5. Water and Fertilize: Clear water should be used for every third watering. Standard 20-10-20 fertilizer should be used.

How to Grow Begonia Bulbs, Water and Fertilize

6. 5-6 weeks

How to Grow Begonia Bulbs, 5-6 weeks

7. 7-10 weeks

How to Grow Begonia Bulbs, 7-10 weeks

8. 10-14 weeks: This is when the first blooms should begin to appear.

How to Grow Begonia Bulbs, 10-14 weeks

9. 15-20 weeks: This is when your begonias should be in full bloom!

How to Grow Begonia Bulbs, full bloom

2 responses to “Growing Begonias in Pots – How to Grow Begonia Bulbs”

  1. v.l. duffy says:

    Great website, I think you have me hooked. Thank you

  2. Maureen Mcguire says:

    Thank you!

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