Yellow, red, pink, white, orange or who knows all these colors together, in a true rainbow of flowers in the garden. Do you know how you can achieve this colorful and full of life? Planting begonias. That's it! There are about 1,500 different species of cataloged begonias and each one of them has unique characteristics that make the plant an excellent decorative option not only for gardens, but also for indoors as well, since begonias can be grown in pots and gardeners. And when well treated, the begonia blooms the whole year, from January to January.
But it is not only in beauty that the begonias stand out. The plant is ideal for those who do not have much time for gardening, since the cultivation of begonias is simple and does not require great care. It was all you wanted to hear, was not it?
Well then come to follow this post with us that we will tell you all about this multicolored universe of begonias and inspire you to make a beautiful flower bed in your home. Check out:
How to Plant Begonias
The first step for those who want to grow begonias is to know exactly how to plant them. Prefer to plant in the autumn months, when the weather is milder.
Soil preparation is also important. The tip here is to use a mixture rich in organic matter, preparing one part of garden soil for two parts of organic compost or substrate. Make a small dimple to place the seed, but not to bury it. Remember to keep the soil moist until germination.
When the seedling reaches about ten centimeters, transplant it to the final location. After about four months the begonia will begin to show signs of the first flowering.
If you plant the begonia in a pot, make sure that it has a good drainage system.
You can achieve this by placing pebbles or expanded clay in the bottom.
After the first flowering you can already make the first seedlings of begonia. To do this, choose a branch that is about to bloom, cut a small piece of it diagonally - about four to five inches - and place in a container of water. When you notice that the branch is creating root, decrease the amount of water. At the moment the root is approximately four centimeters it is already possible to plant it in a small pot with soil and fertilizer, as described above. Keep the vase in the shade and water the seedling daily until it "picks up". After "footprint" you can change it from pot.
How to Care for Begonias
Despite the immense variety of begonias existing in nature, the cultivation care is basically the same, regardless of the variety chosen. In general, begonias like mild temperatures, between 20º to 28º C and direct light. Therefore, the most recommended is to plant it in a place where it can receive sunlight, but be protected from rain, cold and winds.
Watering should occur whenever the soil is dry. But be careful: never wet the leaves and flowers at the time of watering, just the soil.
Remove the dry and diseased leaves of the begonia to prevent them from falling and contaminating the soil. If you notice brown leaves in the begonia, it may be a sign that the plant is suffering from little water, so provide better soil moisture.
In the spring do a general pruning to encourage the creation of new shoots. To do this, make the cut diagonally and always above a sheet. The fertilization must be done every two months with castor-nut, nitro-calcium or NPK.
Types of begonia
There are many different species of begonias, this you already know. But which one to choose? The most used begonias used to decorate houses, that is, those planted in pots or bogs are Begonia sarmentosa, with full and lush flowers, Begonia Cerosa, one of the most common, with a small yellow core, and Begonia maculata, species very ornamental characterized by intense green leaves with small white polka dots on its surface.
In flowerbeds and gardens, prefer the Begonia Semperflorens, a species that presents an immense variety of colors, or the Begonia Cerosa. Another type of begonia that is very successful is the Begonia Rex. This particular species of begonia is characterized by multicolored leaves of irregular shapes. The exuberance of the leaves of Begonia Rex is so great that its flowering goes unnoticed.
How to Use Begonias in Decoration
Within the Eastern vision of Feng Shui the meaning of begonias is "harmony for the home". The plant also symbolizes loyal love and deep affection. That is, in addition to being beautiful, the begonias still carry a very positive energy.
The wide variety of begonias colors allow you to combine the plant with the decorating style that prevails in the environment. For example, white begonias are most welcome in classic, elegant and cleans environments. Red and yellow begonias look great on rustic and cozy decorations.
Begonia in the decoration: 60 images to be inspired
Enchanting, colorful, easy to care for and super decorative, the begonias deserve to get a little space in the decoration of your home. That's why we selected 60 photos of environments decorated with begonias to inspire you to cultivate this lovely plant. Check out:
Picture 1 - The charming Begonia Maculata rests beautifully on the wooden sideboard.
Picture 2 - The charming Begonia Maculata rests beautifully on the wooden sideboard.
Picture 3 - Begonia of leaves and begonia of flowers dividing the same vase in the yard.
Picture 4 - Decoration of the party table with small and delicate vases of red begonias.
Picture 5 - The Maculata Begonia completes the trio of foliage on the rack.
Picture 6 - Beautiful, flowery and colorful: here, begonias fill the garden with joy.
Image 7 - A vase with branches of begonia dipped in water; alternative for those who can not grow the plant in earthen pots.
Picture 8 - All the exuberance of Begonia Rex for the decoration of the house.
Picture 9 - Begonias in the picture; another alternative to bring the plant into the house.
Image 10 - Is or is not all graceful the Begonia Maculata? Full of white polka dots!
Image 11 - Choose a place of the house full of light and place your little plants there.
Image 12 - Books, light and Begonia Maculata: a modern and cool decoration for that special place of the house.
Picture 13 - Books, light and Begonia Maculata: a modern and cool decoration for that special place of the house.
Image 14 - Capriche in the choice of the vessel that will receive its begonia; this one of the image follows the material pattern of the rest of the decor.
Picture 15 - The earthenware vessels give a rustic touch and stripped to the foliage.
Image 16 - Just give it here!
Image 17 - Begonia Maculata on paper and vase.
Picture 18 - A stool to accommodate the pots of Begonia Maculata and Begonia Cerosa.
Image 19 - Nursery of Maculata Begonias.
Image 20 - This one here comes with identification card.
Picture 21 - Begonia Maculata flowering: what was already beautiful, is even more special.
Image 22 - The yellow wall highlights the intense green of the Maculata Begonia.
Picture 23 - Always remember to protect your begonia from the cold and intense winds.
Image 24 - Use and abuse that empty space under the stairs by filling it with plants.
Picture 25 - How not to fall in love with this pair of begonias decorating the kitchen?
Image 26 - Sunbathing.
Image 27 - Garden suspended from begonias; highlight the support in macrame that left the look of the plants even more beautiful.
Image 28 - Begonia from the crook of the couch: a beautiful company.
Image 29 - Delight all with a lush vase of Begonia Rex suspended.
Picture 30 - The Begonia Maculata surprises by its delicate details.
Picture 31 - Mother and daughter.
Image 32 - Removal of old and dried leaves is important to avoid fungi in the begonia.
Image 33 - Sacred corner of the house.
Image 34 - A green room full of charm.
Image 35 - Zamioculcas, jiboias and begonias: three different species, but with very similar care.
Image 36 - Here, the Vase of Begonia Maculata seems to integrate the landscape of the painting.
Image 37 - A composition of foliage to make the house fresher.
Image 38 - Tone on green tone.
Image 39 - What do you see in the image below? Maybe a mix of Adam's Rib with Begonia Rex.
Image 40 - Begonias for all sides.
Image 41 - The modern ceramic vase changes the face of the decoration with begonias.
Picture 42 - How about a vase of red begonias hanging right at the entrance of the house? A beautiful reception.
Picture 43 - Make cement vessels for the begonias.
Picture 44 - It's so perfect that it does not even look like real.
Picture 45 - All the light they need to stay beautiful and healthy.
Image 46 - Begonias and Anthuriums form this enchanting composition of exotic foliage.
Picture 47 - Use colored begonias to decorate the yard and remember: when well cared for, they bloom all year round.
Image 48 - When the begonia is too big for the vase, arrange a transplant for a larger vase.
Image 49 - Up through the window.
Picture 50 - A bar decorated with begonias: unusual composition and very original.
Image 51 - The green and blue background is great for highlighting spaces with plants.
Picture 52 - The small vase of Begonia Rex completes the decoration of the room with its exotic beauty
Picture 53 - Delicate drops of light pink: this is how the begonia appears in this vase.
Picture 54 - What do you think of putting a bed under the window? You already know what to plant !.
Picture 55 - Do not have time to take care of the begonias? You can solve this dilemma using a vase of begonias on fabric.
Image 56 - Or maybe a picture with the photo of the plant? She does not stop being beautiful.
Image 57 - Another option of begonia in fabric for decoration; This one was made in felt.
Image 58 - Do you believe that this begonia is artificial? Very well done!
Image 59 - The red flowers of this begonia are the ideal contrast for the white environment.
Image 60 - In Germany there is a species of red-leaf begonia known as Begonia Merry Christmas; here, they decorate the stairs.