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How to Plant Begonias in Containers

March 12 2014 | Posted in Begonia Care, Customer Questions

How to Plant Begonias in Containers

How to Plant Begonias in Containers

The best performance of tuberous begonias is achieved when a relatively large pot is used. Good root systems will result from using large pots and frequent drying of medium will be avoided. A good rule of thumb for uprights is to choose a pot about four times the diameter of the tuber.  Plant tubers directly into container, bulbs concave side up. Cover with 1/2″ potting soil. Multiple begonia bulbs can be planted per pot. Here is our recommendations.

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Container Size Tuber Size Number of Tubers Container Size Tuber Size Number of Tubers
8″ 8″
Medium (1.75-2″) 3 Medium (1.75-2″) 1
Large (2-2.5″) 2 Large (2-2.5″) 1
Jumbo (2.5+) 1 Jumbo (2.5+) 1
10″ Medium (1.75-2″) 3 10″ Medium (1.75-2″) 1
Large (2-2.5″) 2 Large (2-2.5″) 1
Jumbo (2.5+) 1 Jumbo (2.5+) 1
12″ Medium (1.75-2″) 3 12″ Medium (1.75-2″) 2
Large (2-2.5″) 3 Large (2-2.5″) 2
Jumbo (2.5+) 2 Jumbo (2.5+) 1

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