Begonia: see how to care, types and ideas of decoration

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.

The charming Begonia Maculata rests beautifully on the wooden sideboard

Picture 2 - The charming Begonia Maculata rests beautifully on the wooden sideboard.

The charming Begonia Maculata rests beautifully on the wooden sideboard 1

Picture 3 - Begonia of leaves and begonia of flowers dividing the same vase in the yard.

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.

Party table decoration with small and delicate red begonias vases

Picture 5 - The Maculata Begonia completes the trio of foliage on the rack.

Begonia Maculata completes the trio of foliage on the rack

Picture 6 - Beautiful, flowery and colorful: here, begonias fill the garden with joy.

Beautiful, flowery and colorful: here the 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.

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.

All the exuberance of the Begonia Rex for the decoration of the house

Picture 9 - Begonias in the picture; another alternative to bring the plant into the house.

Begonias on the board; 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!

Is it not all graceful to Begonia Maculata? Full of white polka dots!

Image 11 - Choose a place of the house full of light and place your little plants there.

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.

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.

Books, light and Begonia Maculata: a modern and cool decoration for that special place of house 2

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.

Capriche in the choice of the vessel that will receive its begonia; this one of the image follows the pattern of materials from the rest of the decor

Picture 15 - The earthenware vessels give a rustic touch and stripped to the foliage.

The earthenware vessels give a rustic and bare touch to the foliage

Image 16 - Just give it here!

Just give her this way!

Image 17 - Begonia Maculata on paper and vase.

Begonia Maculata on paper and vase

Picture 18 - A stool to accommodate the pots of Begonia Maculata and Begonia Cerosa.

A stool to accommodate the pots of Begonia Maculata and Begonia Cerosa

Image 19 - Nursery of Maculata Begonias.

Nursery of Maculatas Begonias

Image 20 - This one here comes with identification card.

This one even comes with identification card

Picture 21 - Begonia Maculata flowering: what was already beautiful, is even more special.

Begonia Maculata flowering: what was already beautiful, becomes even more special

Image 22 - The yellow wall highlights the intense green of the Maculata Begonia.

The yellow wall highlights the intense green of the Begonia Maculata

Picture 23 - Always remember to protect your begonia from the cold and intense winds.

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.

Use and abuse that empty space under the stairs filling it with plants

Picture 25 - How not to fall in love with this pair of begonias decorating the kitchen?

How can you not fall in love with this pair of begonias decorating the kitchen?

Image 26 - Sunbathing.

Sunbath

Image 27 - Garden suspended from begonias; highlight the support in macrame that left the look of the plants even more beautiful.

Garden suspended from begonias; highlight the support in macrame that left the look of plants even more beautiful

Image 28 - Begonia from the crook of the couch: a beautiful company.

Couch Little Couch Begonia: A Beautiful Company

Image 29 - Delight all with a lush vase of Begonia Rex suspended.

Delight everyone with a lush vase of Begonia Rex suspended

Picture 30 - The Begonia Maculata surprises by its delicate details.

The Begonia Maculata surprises by its delicate details

Picture 31 - Mother and daughter.

Mother and daughter

Image 32 - Removal of old and dried leaves is important to avoid fungi in the begonia.

Removal of old and dry leaves is important to avoid fungus in the begonia

Image 33 - Sacred corner of the house.

Sacred corner of the house

Image 34 - A green room full of charm.

A green room full of charm

Image 35 - Zamioculcas, jiboias and begonias: three different species, but with very similar care.

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.

Here, the pot of Begonia Maculata seems to integrate the landscape of the picture

Image 37 - A composition of foliage to make the house fresher.

A foliage composition to make the house fresher

Image 38 - Tone on green tone.

Tom on tone of greens

Image 39 - What do you see in the image below? Maybe a mix of Adam's Rib with Begonia Rex.

What do you see in the image below? Maybe a mix of Adam's Rib with Begonia Rex

Image 40 - Begonias for all sides.

Begonias for all sides

Image 41 - The modern ceramic vase changes the face of the decoration with begonias.

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.

How about a vase of red begonias suspended just outside the house? A beautiful reception

Picture 43 - Make cement vessels for the begonias.

Make cement vessels for the begonias

Picture 44 - It's so perfect that it does not even look like real.

It's so perfect that it does not even look real.

Picture 45 - All the light they need to stay beautiful and healthy.

All the light they need to stay beautiful and healthy

Image 46 - Begonias and Anthuriums form this enchanting composition of exotic foliage.

Begonias and Antúrios 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.

Use colorful begonias to decorate the yard and remember: when properly 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.

When the begonia is too large for the vessel, arrange for the transplant to a larger vessel

Image 49 - Up through the window.

Moving through the window

Picture 50 - A bar decorated with begonias: unusual composition and very original.

A bar decorated with begonias: unusual composition and very original

Image 51 - The green and blue background is great for highlighting spaces with plants.

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

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.

Delicate drops of light pink: this is how the begonia presents itself in this vase

Picture 54 - What do you think of putting a bed under the window? You already know what to plant !.

What do you think about 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.

Do not have time to take care of the begonias? You can solve this dilemma using a vase of begonias in fabric

Image 56 - Or maybe a picture with the photo of the plant? She does not stop being beautiful.

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.

Another choice 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!

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.

The red flowers of this begonia are the ideal contrast to 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.

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