How to grow Begonia echinosepala

Begonia echinosepala grow and care – shrub of the genus Begonia also known as Begonia elongifolia, Begonia echinosepala, perennial evergreen or deciduous and also can grow as annual used as ornamental plant, can grow in subtropics, mediterranean, temperate climate or as houseplant and growing in hardiness zone 8-11.

Leaves color green in elliptic shape the margin can be serrated.

Begonia echinosepala flowers

Flower color white or pink with yellow in the middle, four petals the petals are in two size grow in opposite pairs

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How to grow Begonia echinosepala growing and care:

Humid, moist soil, rich soil, mulch

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?
No, but easier to start by cutting than seeds

Difficulties or problems when growing:
Heat wave might kill the plant, invasive

Planting season:
Spring in hardiness zone 8, spring to summer in hardiness zone 9-10a, spring to autumn in hardiness zone 10b, all year in hardiness zone 11

Pests and diseases:
Aphids, mealy bugs, powdery mildew

Pruning season:
Autumn / Winter

How to prune:
Dead part

Size of the plant?
30-60 cm, 12-24 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.

Blooming information

Bloom season:
Summer / Autumn

General information about the flower
White or pink with yellow in the middle flowers with four petals the petals are in two size grow in opposite pairs

How to grow Begonia echinosepala 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

Scientific name:

Begonia echinosepala

How to grow Begonia echinosepala

Begonia echinosepala

Begonia echinosepala plant care

Begonia echinosepala plant

Begonia echinosepala blooming information

Begonia echinosepala flowers


Blooming Seasons
  • Autumn flowers
  • Summer flowers
Flower colors
  • Pink flower
  • White flower
  • Yellow flower
  • Mediterranean Climate
  • Subtropics Climate
  • Temperate Climate
Ornamental parts
  • Ornamental flower
  • Ornamental leaves
  • Ornamental plant
Plant growing speed
  • Average growing plants
  • Fast growing plants
Plant life-form
  • Deciduous
  • Evergreen
  • Perennial plant
  • Shrub
Plant Uses
  • Ornamental plants
Planting Season
  • Spring Planting
  • Summer planting
Plants sun exposure
  • Part shade Plants
  • Shade Plants
Watering plants
  • Big amount of water
  • Regularly water
Hardiness zone
  • Hardiness zone 10
  • Hardiness zone 11
  • Hardiness zone 8
  • Hardiness zone 9