Visadžydė begonija – Begonia semperflorens

Visadžydė begonija

PLANT NAME
Lithuanian plant nameVisadžydė begonija
Latin plant nameBegonia semperflorens Link. Et Otto.
English plant nameWax Begonia
TYPE OF PARTERRE
  • Clump, beds (mixborder)
  • Pods
  • Flowerbed, parterres
  • Cemetery
ASSORTMENTmain
GROWING PLACE CHARACTERISTICS
Soil
  • average wet soils
  • acidic soil
Lighting
  • Half heliophobic
Spacing, cmFrom 15 to 20
PLANT HEIGHT AND HABITUS
Height
  • very short (foreground plants) – till 20 cm height
Habitusflower with non-expressive habitus, for background
PLANTS ORNAMENTALITY
Leaf color
  • green
  • purple
Blossom color
  • white
  • red, red tints
Blooming time
  • 1-st half of the summer - June 2-nd decade- July 2-nd decade
  • 2-nd half of the summer - July Third Decade - August
Blooming period4 months
General ornamentalityvery decorative
Ornamentality duration, months5
Groupnon-typical annual
Bioecological groupAnnual
PLANT PROPAGATION
Propagation methods: seeds, cuttings. Seeds are sown into boxes in greenhouses between January and February. A suitable soil mixture includes leafy earth, peat and sand (2:2:1). Seeds are very small. Seeds are spread on the surface of the soil or thin layer of snow and pressed. 80000 seeds per 1 gram. 1000 seedlings per 2 grams of seeds sown. Seeds germinate within 14-20 days at 20-22°C. Seeds stay viable for 2-3 years. Seeds are watered with sprayer. Seedlings are pricked out two times. The first time at distance 2-3 cm, second times at 6-8 cm distance. Planted seedlings are sensitive to the direct sun. A suitable soil mixture contains sod, leafy earth, peat and sand (2:2:2:1). Seedlings are replanted in boxes in April. They should be fertilized and irrigated. Propagation methods: tuber parts (in Spring). Seeds are sown in January. Seeds are very small. 60000-80000 seeds per 1 gram. Seeds stay viable for 3-4 years. Seeds are spread on the surface of the soil and pressed. Seeds germinating at 18-20°C. Small seedlings are pricked up twice with pincete. It is propagated by tuber parts in March when flowers begin to grow in pots. Every tuber part should have 1-2 shoots. Wounds should be fumigated.

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