Angel wing Begonia grow and care – herbaceous of the genus Begonia also known as Dragon wing Begonia, Angel wing Begonia perennial evergreen used as ornamental plant, can grow in tropics, mediterranean, subtropical climate or indoor as houseplant and growing in hardiness zone 10b+.
Angel wing Begonia leaves and flowers
Leaves color can be: green, purple, red or more than one color, can be with white spots, in heart shape the margin serrated and waxy.
Flower color can be: pink, peach, white or red with inner yellow.
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How to care: Fertilizer 2-4 times a year, add humus and organic matter, prune once a year better after the bloom.
What is the best way to start growing? Plant / Seed (care explanation bellow) / Vegetative reproduction – cutting need to be above 26C (80F) also the water can’t be cold, high humidity, better in full shade for cutting on the water need to switch the soil every few days in growing, to put the stems in soil need moist soil and water it with spray better to use growth hormone and peat soil.
Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction? Yes, easier to start by cutting than seeds and to ensure the color of the leaves and flowers
Difficulties or problems when growing: Heat wave might kill the plant
Planting season: All year
Pests and diseases: Aphids
Pruning season: Spring to summer in hardiness zone 10b, spring to autumn in hardiness zone 11, all year in hardiness zone 12+
How to prune: Dead leaves and flower
Size of the plant? 0.2-1.1 m, 8-44 inches
Growth speed in optimal condition: Fast growing / Medium growing
Water requirement: Average amount of water / Big amount of water
Light conditions in optimal condition for growing: Half Shade better without sun in the noon/ Full Shade (with light) (in places with hot summer must be in summer)
Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant? Yes, when grow indoor need to give the plant enough light
Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers: Yes, when grow in container, size 10-20 liter (2.5-5 gallon), average amount of water that needed, it’s to keep the soil moist and the water go out of the pot, better not to use bottom for the pot, when it’s grow as perennial every two years to switch soil, and prune part of the roots and the plants, soil need to be well ventilated with good drainage, rich with organic matter, can us in potting mix or peat soil with perlite or vermiculite.
Bloom season: All year
General information about the flower Pink, peach, white or red flower with inner yellow
How to grow Angel wing Begonia from seeds
Sowing requirement: Small seeds, soil can be potting mix or peat soil with vermiculite 22-26C (70-80F), high humidity
Saving seeds and care until sowing: Dry and dark location
Sowing season: Spring to summer, possible to start in the early winter indoor
How to plant: Better to put the seeds on vermiculite it’s help them to germinate
Planting spacing: 15*20cm (6*8 inches)
Depth of Sowing: On the soil or 0.5cm (0.25 inch)
Conditions for seeds germinate: High humidity and temperature 22-26C (70-80F)
Watering requires for Seeds: Average amount of water / Big amount of water, better to use spray of water twice a day
Germination time: 2-5 weeks
Condition of seedling: Seedling gentle and better to let them to grow a little bit before transplant and also keep high humidity and expose it to more light