Question - Are begonias fragrant?

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* Begonia: Several types pack a powerful scent. In general, begonias should be grown in an eastern window and watered only when they approach dryness. Begonia 'Lenore Olivier' has large, compact clusters of fragrant salmon-pink flowers. The leaves are a dark coppery color with a red back. Begonia is a genus of perennial flowering plants in the family Begoniaceae. The genus contains more than 1, 800 different plant species. The Begonias are native to moist subtropical and tropical climates. Some species are commonly grown indoors as ornamental houseplants in cooler climates. Tuberous begonias are among the most dramatic of all begonias, bearing large, double flowers that are sometimes delightfully fragrant. Like reiger begonias, the tuberous types thrive in cool conditions and tend to sulk in especially hot-summer areas. Tuberous begonias do best in filtered shade or shaded areas that receive bright indirect light. Balance is important. Too little sun brings few blooms, but too much sun burns tender flowers and foliage. These tender tubers are hardy in USDA zones 9 through 11, and prefer cool summers over heat and humidity.

Take the following steps to save your potted tuberous begonia tubers: Remove plant from pot before hard frosts occur. Cut back most of the top of the plant, leaving the ball of roots and soil intact. Place in a dry, cool storage area (a basement or garage) and allow the tubers to cure for several weeks.

It may take up to three months from planting the tuber to full bloom, so tubers should be started indoors at least a month before the last frost date. Set tubers 1 inch apart, hollow side up, in shallow pots filled with moistened potting soil in a 70-degree room. Cover each tuber with about an inch of potting soil.

begonia cutting in water But making baby begonias can be even easier if you root your cuttings in a glass of clean, fresh water. It's fine to put several cuttings in each jar. Once the roots are about ½” long, the cuttings are ready to transplant.

Identify tuberous begonias by their tuber “roots. ” These begonias, which are popular bedding plants, grow from tubers and become dormant during the fall and winter. Tuberous begonia varieties include Pink African Violet, Sugar Candy, B. sutherlandii and B. guttata.

Morning sun (and a little afternoon shade) is perfect. Wax begonias can tolerate more sun than other types, and the ones with bronze-colored leaves are the most sun-tolerant of all. Tuberous begonias prefer more shade and less heat, so we often see them on display in late summer. Soil: Light, rich, humusy soil.

Some types of begonias can be propagated using different techniques like leaf cuttings, division and root cuttings. All begonias, however, can be propagated by rooting stem cuttings, sometimes called tip cuttings. Many begonias root easily, and you can use the simpler technique of rooting them in water.

Water begonias carefully. Let the potting soil dry out slightly between watering during lower light and cooler temperatures of late fall and winter. If possible, use room temperature water that has been distilled. Mist the foliage of Rex (foliage) type begonias twice a week or provide high humidity to avoid leaf drop.

Examine a begonia every one to three days to look for faded flowers. Grab the stem, about 1/2 inch below the faded flower, with your thumb and index or middle finger. Pinch the stem to snap the flower off. Discard the spent flowers rather than letting them drop below the plant.

Begonia: A popular and versatile summer plant, these will cause intense burning and irritation in the mouth if eaten by dogs or cats. Ingestion will also cause excessive drooling, vomiting and possibly make your pet have difficulty swallowing. In stark contrast, they are not toxic to dogs.

Trailing-scandent begonias grow along the ground or vine up tree trunks. They can grow from 6 inches to 8 feet or more. They form roots at the nodes and can spread over large areas. Thick-stemmed begonias develop treelike stems and in warm climates can grow 20 feet tall.

Where to Plant Outdoors: Begonias prefer shade, rich soil and require some regular care, so try to plant them in an area that is easily accessible. Indoors: If you're starting tubers inside, place planted Begonias in a warm location with indirect sunlight, preferably an eastern, western, or southern-facing window.

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