Dragon Wing Pink (Begonia pellets/fibrous)

Latin Name: B. x hybrida

Item #: P701P

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Order By 100 Seeds

USD $31.80
/ 100 seeds
100 Seeds

Order By M

USD $179.01
/ M
M
1M = 1,000 Seeds

Difficulty:

Challenging

Suitable for Containers:

Yes

Suitable for Small Pots

Yes

Hanging Basket Type

Yes

(12 - 15 in/30-37 cm) Huge glossy green wing-shaped leaves contrast nicely with large pendulous pink blooms.
(12 - 15 in/30-37 cm) Huge glossy green wing-shaped leaves contrast nicely with large pendulous pink blooms. Very heat tolerant and used in hanging baskets or long stems trained to trellises in full sun or semi-shade locales.

BEGONIA

1/64 oz/0.5 mm - 33,000 Seeds;

CULTURE: Sow in January for in 4 in/10 cm. May sales Production of Begonias from seed is easy, if you follow the cultural directions closely. To get the best germination rate, you must be able to maintain constant temperature of 78-80°F/25-26°C. If this is not possible, use a constant temp. of 70-72°F/21-22°C throughout germination. Use a light fibrous soil of equal parts light soil, sand, peat moss or leaf mold. Soil must never dry until germination begins. After germination the seedlings must be kept gently moist. European growers use the following trick since seed is very fine, cover very slightly with big sand or light gravel. (You should be able to still see soil) this helps keep constant humidity and protects emerging germs from direct sun and also protects the seed when watering. After germination a minimum night temperature of 60-65°F/16-18°C is needed. A weekly feeding of 1/2 strength complete soluble fertilizer is necessary to keep them growing. After pricking off into flats use a spacing of 2x2 in/5x5 cm. Use full strength soluble fertilizer and grow until they start to crowd and then put into 3-4 in/8-10 cm pots. Begonias are light sensitive, light 12 hours per day. Continue lighting after germination or they will not grow and will gradually disappear. Cover seed flats on bright days with one thickness of newspaper. December or January sowing produces for spring bedding plants, sow in July for Christmas and mid winter sales.

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