Begonia terry white - as if specially created to be admired! Another name: The knobby begonia. A real eye-catcher on your balcony or loggia, bed or patio. It looks perfect in the open air as well as in pots, flower boxes and hanging casseroles.
Its large, white, swollen flowers are enchanting. They exude a delicate sweet aroma. The shape of the flower is rose-shaped. The petals are slightly crimped. Flower size is 10 cm in diameter. Begonia blooms continuously from July to November. When the faded flowers are removed the plant will produce new ones and continue to thrive into autumn. The plant is approx. 25 cm tall. The delicate flowers contrast beautifully with the bronze leaves. In addition, the leaves of the begonia are highly decorative. They are openwork, patterned, heart-shaped.
It is not difficult to grow begonias. Even a novice florist can cope with such a task. Place the plant in a semi-shady location or a place with diffused light. Protection from the wind is a must, since its fragile, succulent stems break easily. The soil should be nutritious and have an acidity of 5.8-6.5. Planting period: in containers, plant in March-April and in the open air in May-June (after the threat of a return frost has passed). The begonia tubers should be planted 15 cm apart in the open ground. Planting density: 10 tubers per 1 sq. m. They can survive temperature downturns as low as -17.8°C.
Watch out! During hot, dry weather, avoid exposing the plant to direct sunlight (as the leaves and stems will suffer). It is also important to keep the air moisture levels stable. Lastly, too much water is also contraindicated (it can die). The tubers should be dug up for the winter and stored in damp sand or peat.