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Monday, March 16, 2020

Begonia Collection - December 2019 Update

My Update on Mop-wick experiment. 

Here in this set-up are : 
Begonia Chivalry, Begonia Tiger Paws, Begonia Black Knight, Begonia Fireworks,Begonia Five N Dime, Begonia Fire Flush, Begonia Silver Limbo, Begonia Jolly Silver & Begonia 'Lalomie'.

Others which are hardy and growing well as potted plants: 
Begonia - Speculata, Begonia - Floccifera, Begonia Candy Stripe, Begonia Iron Cross, Cane Begonia, Begonia 'Silver King', Begonia Art Hodes.

Here I used the wandering Jew plant as a "cushion plant to absorb over watering issue as it stabilizes the water in the medium. More like a regulator. 

Also few other shade loving plants to give more body and colors in this set-up I would say some of these begonias are fussy and may not able to handle stress well if there are changes in the system. 

Recently I had a rodent infestation that had badly damaged most of my begonias. It had caused great damage to other plants as well and some of it had died out of stress.

 I had found that the Mop-wick system is very successful are sun exposed areas whereas the shaded areas did very poorly. These begonias slowly succumb to dormancy and some rotten away. I would suggest to place them where they get minimum sunlight at least for few hours either morning or evening sun.

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