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Sunday, May 30, 2021

Begonia brevirimosa ssp "Brevirimosa"


CHARACTERISTICS:

This particular Cane Begonia type have the most grandest version of itself. It is slightly tricky as not to say the most hardy type but not impossible to cultivate. The lavish burgundy foliages has the pink metallic colors with alternative stripes giving that grand display. 

There is another variety known as Begonia brevirimosa ssp. exotica where the pink notes are very much pronounced. This particular begonia is not hardy and so absolute care is needed especially the lack of humidity and over-watering factor as it can be detrimental for this begonia.





photo credit: Sue Vsk Nursery


CARE & MAINTENANCE:

Just like most begonia plant needs - they requirements are very much the same,

MEDIUM:

Just like most Cane Begonia species - this one is grown on a medium:
50% coco chip mixed with sand & potting mix. I found this medium used for propagation by the nursery owner - I had slightly added the same medium type and re-pot it in a bigger pot.
So far - the plant doubled it's size.

FEEDING:
UPDATE 2021 - REVIEW

1) STOP USING WOOD VINEGAR - KILLS THE PLANT
2) STOP USING MIXED FERTILISERS IN ONE MIX.
3) STOP USING OSMOCOTE - BURNS PLANTS.

CURRENT USE:
4) 1ST WEEK - DILUTED A & B FERTILISER - 1 CAP / HALF BUCKET OF WATER
5) 2ND WEEK - DILUTED VITAMIN B1 (ROOT HORMONE)- 1 CAP / HALF BUCKET OF WATER

I had used Osmocote fertiliser before and had found them very unreliable and unstable as to determine how much to use - too much and the plant withers away - too less and the plant doesn't grow to it's optimum size. Ideally using 3-4 pieces of Osmocote as fertilizer - 2 week once would be good but in case if it's over used - the begonia plant dies.

Instead I had switched to A & B diluted Fertiliser, spraying on the foliage and plant on  weekly basis and they show some growth and stability.

On alternative week - I spray root hormone known as  (Vitamin B1) a solution for stronger root growth as these are prone for root rot. Again I use in half strength - a capful with half bucket of water.

OTHER WORKABLE FERTILISER:
I had checked and done some research with other successful begonia growers and had found that they find these works best in their garden condition. I must say that different garden have their specific garden conditions and finding the right feeding solution as what works best in their own garden.
There are other successful fertiliser regime:

6) CHICKEN MANURE
7) COFFEE BASED FERTILISER
8) ORGANIC LIQUID FERTILISER


WATERING:

Slightly spray water once a day in the morning and refrain watering rainy days.
I do water twice a day on a dry and hot days - it's depending on the weather.

DIFFERENT TYPES OF CANE BEGONIAS

Other matters are very much similar with the general information about Cane Begonias.
Do click below for more information on Cane Begonias.
Cane Begonia Care & Cultivation information.


 

Begonia 'Sierra Gentle Rain'


CHARACTERISTICS:

Begonia 'Sierra Gentle Rain' has more pronounced features with larger lobes appearance. This Cane Begonia has more greener foliage features with silver splashes on the leaves surface. It has very strong similarities with Begonia 'Sophie Cecile' but this one is greener.

Also the similarities varies with other counterpart especially with Begonia Aconitifolia, in fact sometimes this begonia is often mis-labeled with this one.

For comparison sake:
Begonia 'Sierra Gentle Rain' - Larger broader leaves with Green Tones
Begonia 'Sophie Cecile' - Larger broader leaves with Burgundy Tones
Begonia Aconitifolia - miniature version of 'Sophie Cecile' leaves with Burgundy Tones

photo credit: Sue Vsk Nursery

 CARE & MAINTENANCE:

Just like most begonia plant needs - they requirements are very much the same,

MEDIUM:

Just like most Cane Begonia species - this one is grown on a medium:
50% coco chip mixed with sand & potting mix. I found this medium used for propagation by the nursery owner - I had slightly added the same medium type and re-pot it in a bigger pot.
So far - the plant doubled it's size.

FEEDING:
UPDATE 2021 - REVIEW

1) STOP USING WOOD VINEGAR - KILLS THE PLANT
2) STOP USING MIXED FERTILISERS IN ONE MIX.
3) STOP USING OSMOCOTE - BURNS PLANTS.

CURRENT USE:
4) 1ST WEEK - DILUTED A & B FERTILISER - 1 CAP / HALF BUCKET OF WATER
5) 2ND WEEK - DILUTED VITAMIN B1 (ROOT HORMONE)- 1 CAP / HALF BUCKET OF WATER

I had used Osmocote fertiliser before and had found them very unreliable and unstable as to determine how much to use - too much and the plant withers away - too less and the plant doesn't grow to it's optimum size. Ideally using 3-4 pieces of Osmocote as fertilizer - 2 week once would be good but in case if it's over used - the begonia plant dies.

Instead I had switched to A & B diluted Fertiliser, spraying on the foliage and plant on  weekly basis and they show some growth and stability.

On alternative week - I spray root hormone known as  (Vitamin B1) a solution for stronger root growth as these are prone for root rot. Again I use in half strength - a capful with half bucket of water.

OTHER WORKABLE FERTILISER:
I had checked and done some research with other successful begonia growers and had found that they find these works best in their garden condition. I must say that different garden have their specific garden conditions and finding the right feeding solution as what works best in their own garden.
There are other successful fertiliser regime:

6) CHICKEN MANURE
7) COFFEE BASED FERTILISER
8) ORGANIC LIQUID FERTILISER


WATERING:

Slightly spray water once a day in the morning and refrain watering rainy days.
I do water twice a day on a dry and hot days - it's depending on the weather.

DIFFERENT TYPES OF CANE BEGONIAS

Other matters are very much similar with the general information about Cane Begonias.
Do click below for more information on Cane Begonias.
Cane Begonia Care & Cultivation information.

 

Begonia 'Galaxy' Hybrid


CHARACTERISTICS:

This Cane Begonia has very similar  characteristics with Begonia 'Galaxy' except for the wavy leaves - everything else is the same. The foliage is painted with chocolate creamy tones, much wider and more oval in shape with a burgundy leaf-back.

Also it has very much similar appearance with Begonia 'Sinbad', Begonia 'Maurice Amey' and Begonia 'Aya' all put together. And so - chances are this could be a new unidentified hybrid or a plant species having these similar forms.

Apart from getting basic information of how this Begonia 'Galaxy' looks like in various plant vendors - there are no other reliable source concerning this particular begonia.





 CARE & MAINTENANCE:

Just like most begonia plant needs - they requirements are very much the same,

MEDIUM:

Just like most Cane Begonia species - this one is grown on a medium:
50% coco chip mixed with sand & potting mix. I found this medium used for propagation by the nursery owner - I had slightly added the same medium type and re-pot it in a bigger pot.
So far - the plant doubled it's size.

FEEDING:
UPDATE 2021 - REVIEW

1) STOP USING WOOD VINEGAR - KILLS THE PLANT
2) STOP USING MIXED FERTILISERS IN ONE MIX.
3) STOP USING OSMOCOTE - BURNS PLANTS.

CURRENT USE:
4) 1ST WEEK - DILUTED A & B FERTILISER - 1 CAP / HALF BUCKET OF WATER
5) 2ND WEEK - DILUTED VITAMIN B1 (ROOT HORMONE)- 1 CAP / HALF BUCKET OF WATER

I had used Osmocote fertiliser before and had found them very unreliable and unstable as to determine how much to use - too much and the plant withers away - too less and the plant doesn't grow to it's optimum size. Ideally using 3-4 pieces of Osmocote as fertilizer - 2 week once would be good but in case if it's over used - the begonia plant dies.

Instead I had switched to A & B diluted Fertiliser, spraying on the foliage and plant on  weekly basis and they show some growth and stability.

On alternative week - I spray root hormone known as  (Vitamin B1) a solution for stronger root growth as these are prone for root rot. Again I use in half strength - a capful with half bucket of water.

OTHER WORKABLE FERTILISER:
I had checked and done some research with other successful begonia growers and had found that they find these works best in their garden condition. I must say that different garden have their specific garden conditions and finding the right feeding solution as what works best in their own garden.
There are other successful fertiliser regime:

6) CHICKEN MANURE
7) COFFEE BASED FERTILISER
8) ORGANIC LIQUID FERTILISER


WATERING:

Slightly spray water once a day in the morning and refrain watering rainy days.
I do water twice a day on a dry and hot days - it's depending on the weather.

DIFFERENT TYPES OF CANE BEGONIAS

Other matters are very much similar with the general information about Cane Begonias.
Do click below for more information on Cane Begonias.
Cane Begonia Care & Cultivation information.

 

Saturday, May 29, 2021

Begonia 'Galaxy'


CHARACTERISTICS:

This Cane Begonia have a lovely wavy leaves with burgundy back.The foliage is painted with chocolate creamy tones - being more on the brown color tones - having very similar tones with another begonia species known as 'Irian Jaya' - I wonder if both are closely related. This shrub-like begonia have a dense growth behaviour.

Apart from getting basic information of how this Begonia 'Galaxy' looks like in various plant vendors - there are no other reliable source concerning this particular begonia.









photo credit: Izan Yunus


 CARE & MAINTENANCE:

Just like most begonia plant needs - they requirements are very much the same,

MEDIUM:

Just like most Cane Begonia species - this one is grown on a medium:
50% coco chip mixed with sand & potting mix. I found this medium used for propagation by the nursery owner - I had slightly added the same medium type and re-pot it in a bigger pot.
So far - the plant doubled it's size.

FEEDING:
UPDATE 2021 - REVIEW

1) STOP USING WOOD VINEGAR - KILLS THE PLANT
2) STOP USING MIXED FERTILISERS IN ONE MIX.
3) STOP USING OSMOCOTE - BURNS PLANTS.

CURRENT USE:
4) 1ST WEEK - DILUTED A & B FERTILISER - 1 CAP / HALF BUCKET OF WATER
5) 2ND WEEK - DILUTED VITAMIN B1 (ROOT HORMONE)- 1 CAP / HALF BUCKET OF WATER

I had used Osmocote fertiliser before and had found them very unreliable and unstable as to determine how much to use - too much and the plant withers away - too less and the plant doesn't grow to it's optimum size. Ideally using 3-4 pieces of Osmocote as fertilizer - 2 week once would be good but in case if it's over used - the begonia plant dies.

Instead I had switched to A & B diluted Fertiliser, spraying on the foliage and plant on  weekly basis and they show some growth and stability.

On alternative week - I spray root hormone known as  (Vitamin B1) a solution for stronger root growth as these are prone for root rot. Again I use in half strength - a capful with half bucket of water.

OTHER WORKABLE FERTILISER:
I had checked and done some research with other successful begonia growers and had found that they find these works best in their garden condition. I must say that different garden have their specific garden conditions and finding the right feeding solution as what works best in their own garden.
There are other successful fertiliser regime:

6) CHICKEN MANURE
7) COFFEE BASED FERTILISER
8) ORGANIC LIQUID FERTILISER


WATERING:

Slightly spray water once a day in the morning and refrain watering rainy days.
I do water twice a day on a dry and hot days - it's depending on the weather.

DIFFERENT TYPES OF CANE BEGONIAS

Other matters are very much similar with the general information about Cane Begonias.
Do click below for more information on Cane Begonias.
Cane Begonia Care & Cultivation information.

 

Begonia 'Irian Jaya'


CHARACTERISTICS:

Begonia 'Irian Jaya' behaves very much like a Cane Begonia with colorful painted leaves. Nothing much is known about the origin of this particular begonia and perhaps it may be identified in that region hence it is called but nothing is available to suggest if that is true.

The foliage have wavy shape with darker coloration veins appearing on it's leaves, the colors are very much like aquamarine - this one have no spots. It does have very close similarities with Begonia sp. Julau.

The flowers are very much pronounced and showy in pink tones with the appearance of seedpod together with the flowers.

Cane Begonia Maculata 'Albo Picta'


INTRODUCTION:

This particular Cane Begonia is often behaves like Bamboo like Canes and often mis-identified as a Begonia 'Tamaya'. Commonly known as Angel Wing Begonia. The similarities are extremely close with many varieties especially with the polka dot begonia types - this one falls into the Maculata types. Currently it is identified as a Begonia coccinea in the plant market.

This particular Cane Begonia is often behaves like Bamboo like Canes and often mis-identified as a Begonia 'Tamaya'. Commonly known as Angel Wing Begonia. It's actually not a true name as 'Tamaya' is actually referred as a style where the bamboo like cane begonia been groomed as such like an umbrella feather where the plant is just a cane and rising up forming many shoots coming forth from top crown - like a topiary style.

This growing condition style is called "Standard Form" as such identified as 'Tamaya'.
And such - You can actually groom the 'Tamaya' style to any Cane Begonias that have that bamboo like features - especially the Albo picta species, Lucerna species and the ones that appears to be hardy.


CHARACTERISTICS:

Cane Begonia Maculata 'Albo Picta' has a symmetrical leaf pair formed on the stem very much creating the 'wings' formation on the bamboo like stem. The foliage however has strong speckles like white dots on its surface and may fade if receive too much light - however with that condition - chances of this particular begonia have high chance to bloom. Flowers are usually in pendulus with pink heart shaped buds - sometimes can turn to stronger red tones depending on the light received.













 CARE & MAINTENANCE:

Just like most begonia plant needs - they requirements are very much the same,

MEDIUM:

Just like most Cane Begonia species - this one is grown on a medium:
50% coco chip mixed with sand & potting mix. I found this medium used for propagation by the nursery owner - I had slightly added the same medium type and re-pot it in a bigger pot.
So far - the plant doubled it's size.

FEEDING:
UPDATE 2021 - REVIEW

1) STOP USING WOOD VINEGAR - KILLS THE PLANT
2) STOP USING MIXED FERTILISERS IN ONE MIX.
3) STOP USING OSMOCOTE - BURNS PLANTS.

CURRENT USE:
4) 1ST WEEK - DILUTED A & B FERTILISER - 1 CAP / HALF BUCKET OF WATER
5) 2ND WEEK - DILUTED VITAMIN B1 (ROOT HORMONE)- 1 CAP / HALF BUCKET OF WATER

I had used Osmocote fertiliser before and had found them very unreliable and unstable as to determine how much to use - too much and the plant withers away - too less and the plant doesn't grow to it's optimum size. Ideally using 3-4 pieces of Osmocote as fertilizer - 2 week once would be good but in case if it's over used - the begonia plant dies.

Instead I had switched to A & B diluted Fertiliser, spraying on the foliage and plant on  weekly basis and they show some growth and stability.

On alternative week - I spray root hormone known as  (Vitamin B1) a solution for stronger root growth as these are prone for root rot. Again I use in half strength - a capful with half bucket of water.

OTHER WORKABLE FERTILISER:
I had checked and done some research with other successful begonia growers and had found that they find these works best in their garden condition. I must say that different garden have their specific garden conditions and finding the right feeding solution as what works best in their own garden.
There are other successful fertiliser regime:

6) CHICKEN MANURE
7) COFFEE BASED FERTILISER
8) ORGANIC LIQUID FERTILISER


WATERING:

Slightly spray water once a day in the morning and refrain watering rainy days.
I do water twice a day on a dry and hot days - it's depending on the weather.

DIFFERENT TYPES OF CANE BEGONIAS

Other matters are very much similar with the general information about Cane Begonias.
Do click below for more information on Cane Begonias.
Cane Begonia Care & Cultivation information.

 

Cane Begonia ' Crackin Rosie'

photo credit: Zaba Matali

INTRODUCTION:

There are some notable history concerning this Cane Begonia:
Begonia 'Cracklin' Rosie' is a cultivated hybrid created by Walter Dworkin around 1990. The mix parentage comes from  B. 'Silvermist' is the mother of B. 'Cracklin' Rosie' and the other parent is B. 'Salmon Rubra'. 


CHARACTERISTICS:

This particular one appears to be more fancy looking with the wavy frills along the leaves edges. It does have a lot of similarities with Cane Begonia 'Lucerna' species. The spots are much more evident and strongly pronounced and may have pinkish white tones.

It does have a lot of similarities with Cane Begonia 'Lucerna' species - this one have the same characteristics. The foliage do change color due to how much it receives light - the more direct sunlight it gets, the more darker - burgundy it turns into. However like most begonias - they might get burned edges and the foliage may appear to be more spend or burned looking. The plus point on this is that this begonia may start induce its to blooming with tiny red flowers formed by the stem branches.


 CARE & MAINTENANCE:

Just like most begonia plant needs - they requirements are very much the same,

MEDIUM:

Just like most Cane Begonia species - this one is grown on a medium:
50% coco chip mixed with sand & potting mix. I found this medium used for propagation by the nursery owner - I had slightly added the same medium type and re-pot it in a bigger pot.
So far - the plant doubled it's size.

FEEDING:
UPDATE 2021 - REVIEW

1) STOP USING WOOD VINEGAR - KILLS THE PLANT
2) STOP USING MIXED FERTILISERS IN ONE MIX.
3) STOP USING OSMOCOTE - BURNS PLANTS.

CURRENT USE:
4) 1ST WEEK - DILUTED A & B FERTILISER - 1 CAP / HALF BUCKET OF WATER
5) 2ND WEEK - DILUTED VITAMIN B1 (ROOT HORMONE)- 1 CAP / HALF BUCKET OF WATER

I had used Osmocote fertiliser before and had found them very unreliable and unstable as to determine how much to use - too much and the plant withers away - too less and the plant doesn't grow to it's optimum size. Ideally using 3-4 pieces of Osmocote as fertilizer - 2 week once would be good but in case if it's over used - the begonia plant dies.

Instead I had switched to A & B diluted Fertiliser, spraying on the foliage and plant on  weekly basis and they show some growth and stability.

On alternative week - I spray root hormone known as  (Vitamin B1) a solution for stronger root growth as these are prone for root rot. Again I use in half strength - a capful with half bucket of water.

OTHER WORKABLE FERTILISER:
I had checked and done some research with other successful begonia growers and had found that they find these works best in their garden condition. I must say that different garden have their specific garden conditions and finding the right feeding solution as what works best in their own garden.
There are other successful fertiliser regime:

6) CHICKEN MANURE
7) COFFEE BASED FERTILISER
8) ORGANIC LIQUID FERTILISER


WATERING:

Slightly spray water once a day in the morning and refrain watering rainy days.
I do water twice a day on a dry and hot days - it's depending on the weather.

DIFFERENT TYPES OF CANE BEGONIAS

Other matters are very much similar with the general information about Cane Begonias.
Do click below for more information on Cane Begonias.
Cane Begonia Care & Cultivation information.


 

Cane Begonia 'Corallina de Lucerna' Hybrid


CHARACTERISTICS:

This one is slightly different from the common Cane Begonia Lucerna. The foliage structure have sharp pointy edges at its 3 corners - unlike Lucerna where the leaf will appear more like an angel wing - this one however is more like a Bat Wing. 

I had not able to identify much of information on this particular breed. Interchangeably this particular hybrid had been confused and identified with the same name identification "Lucerna". After careful inspection - It's actually 2 different plants, not identical with Lucerna.

Cane Begonia 'Corallina de Lucerna' Hybrid

VS

Cane Begonia 'Lucerna'


CHARACTERISTICS:

Very similar with the Begonia Lucerna - this one have the same characteristics:

One of the easiest common Cane Begonias cultivated often identified as Angel Wing Begonia due to the winglike features on the leaf structure. This particular Begonia has light green background color usually in olive green with tiny silver dots on the leaves - these dot are uniform and does not get bigger.

The foliage do change color due to how much it receives light - the more direct sunlight it gets, the more darker - burgundy it turns into. However like most begonias - they might get burned edges and the foliage may appear to be more spend or burned looking. The plus point on this is that this begonia may start induce its to blooming with tiny red flowers formed by the stem branches.

I also found that this particular one can grow very tall and well balanced when there is a stake is given for support fastened upon with the Cane Begonia - or else it might fall and break by it's own weight.





 CARE & MAINTENANCE:
Just like most begonia plant needs - they requirements are very much the same,

MEDIUM:

Just like most Cane Begonia species - this one is grown on a medium:
50% coco chip mixed with sand & potting mix. I found this medium used for propagation by the nursery owner - I had slightly added the same medium type and re-pot it in a bigger pot.
So far - the plant doubled it's size.

FEEDING:
UPDATE 2021 - REVIEW

1) STOP USING WOOD VINEGAR - KILLS THE PLANT
2) STOP USING MIXED FERTILISERS IN ONE MIX.
3) STOP USING OSMOCOTE - BURNS PLANTS.

CURRENT USE:
4) 1ST WEEK - DILUTED A & B FERTILISER - 1 CAP / HALF BUCKET OF WATER
5) 2ND WEEK - DILUTED VITAMIN B1 (ROOT HORMONE)- 1 CAP / HALF BUCKET OF WATER

I had used Osmocote fertiliser before and had found them very unreliable and unstable as to determine how much to use - too much and the plant withers away - too less and the plant doesn't grow to it's optimum size. Ideally using 3-4 pieces of Osmocote as fertilizer - 2 week once would be good but in case if it's over used - the begonia plant dies.

Instead I had switched to A & B diluted Fertiliser, spraying on the foliage and plant on  weekly basis and they show some growth and stability.

On alternative week - I spray root hormone known as  (Vitamin B1) a solution for stronger root growth as these are prone for root rot. Again I use in half strength - a capful with half bucket of water.

OTHER WORKABLE FERTILISER:
I had checked and done some research with other successful begonia growers and had found that they find these works best in their garden condition. I must say that different garden have their specific garden conditions and finding the right feeding solution as what works best in their own garden.
There are other successful fertiliser regime:

6) CHICKEN MANURE
7) COFFEE BASED FERTILISER
8) ORGANIC LIQUID FERTILISER


WATERING:

Slightly spray water once a day in the morning and refrain watering rainy days.
I do water twice a day on a dry and hot days - it's depending on the weather.

DIFFERENT TYPES OF CANE BEGONIAS

Other matters are very much similar with the general information about Cane Begonias.
Do click below for more information on Cane Begonias.
Cane Begonia Care & Cultivation information.

 

Begonia 'Corallina de Lucerna'


INTRODUCTION

It is been said that Begonia ‘Lucerna’ is an old classic “Angel Wing Begonia” which was hybridized in 1892 by Wettstein of Lucerne, Switzerland. It was originally called ‘Corallina de Lucerna'. Now it is simply identified as Cane Begonia 'Lucerna'.

These are the names identified with the same Cane Begonia:
Synonyms:

Begonia 'Corallina de Lucerna'
Begonia 'Corallina de Lucerne'

Begonia 'Coralina de Lucerna'
Begonia 'Coralina de Lucerne'

Begonia 'Lucerna'
Begonia 'Lucerne'

Begonia × corallina 'Lucerna'
Begonia × corallina 'Lucerne'

Begonia × coralina 'Lucerna'
Begonia × coralina 'Lucerne'


CHARACTERISTICS:

One of the easiest common Cane Begonias cultivated often identified as Angel Wing Begonia due to the winglike features on the leaf structure. This particular Begonia has light green background color usually in olive green with tiny silver dots on the leaves - these dot are uniform and does not get bigger.

The foliage do change color due to how much it receives light - the more direct sunlight it gets, the more darker - burgundy it turns into. However like most begonias - they might get burned edges and the foliage may appear to be more spend or burned looking. The plus point on this is that this begonia may start induce its to blooming with tiny red flowers formed by the stem branches.

I also found that this particular one can grow very tall and well balanced when there is a stake is given for support fastened upon with the Cane Begonia - or else it might fall and break by it's own weight.







 CARE & MAINTENANCE:

Just like most begonia plant needs - they requirements are very much the same,

MEDIUM:

Just like most Cane Begonia species - this one is grown on a medium:
50% coco chip mixed with sand & potting mix. I found this medium used for propagation by the nursery owner - I had slightly added the same medium type and re-pot it in a bigger pot.
So far - the plant doubled it's size.

FEEDING:
UPDATE 2021 - REVIEW

1) STOP USING WOOD VINEGAR - KILLS THE PLANT
2) STOP USING MIXED FERTILISERS IN ONE MIX.
3) STOP USING OSMOCOTE - BURNS PLANTS.

CURRENT USE:
4) 1ST WEEK - DILUTED A & B FERTILISER - 1 CAP / HALF BUCKET OF WATER
5) 2ND WEEK - DILUTED VITAMIN B1 (ROOT HORMONE)- 1 CAP / HALF BUCKET OF WATER

I had used Osmocote fertiliser before and had found them very unreliable and unstable as to determine how much to use - too much and the plant withers away - too less and the plant doesn't grow to it's optimum size. Ideally using 3-4 pieces of Osmocote as fertilizer - 2 week once would be good but in case if it's over used - the begonia plant dies.

Instead I had switched to A & B diluted Fertiliser, spraying on the foliage and plant on  weekly basis and they show some growth and stability.

On alternative week - I spray root hormone known as  (Vitamin B1) a solution for stronger root growth as these are prone for root rot. Again I use in half strength - a capful with half bucket of water.

OTHER WORKABLE FERTILISER:
I had checked and done some research with other successful begonia growers and had found that they find these works best in their garden condition. I must say that different garden have their specific garden conditions and finding the right feeding solution as what works best in their own garden.
There are other successful fertiliser regime:

6) CHICKEN MANURE
7) COFFEE BASED FERTILISER
8) ORGANIC LIQUID FERTILISER


WATERING:

Slightly spray water once a day in the morning and refrain watering rainy days.
I do water twice a day on a dry and hot days - it's depending on the weather.

DIFFERENT TYPES OF CANE BEGONIAS

Other matters are very much similar with the general information about Cane Begonias.
Do click below for more information on Cane Begonias.
Cane Begonia Care & Cultivation information.

 

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