Begonia is a unique herbal plant that stands out for its color and variety among other flowers. It is distinguished by its unique color and ease of care. The leaves of the begonias are asymmetric, bright and showy, covered with small villi.
Many amateur flower growers began their passion for plants with begonias, because these plants conquer with their beauty and seeming simplicity at first sight. This article will focus on the delicious Begonia varieties "Female Weapon" and "Burning Passion". On the features of growing begonias and care at home.
Variety "Female weapon"
The flower received this name due to the fact that its glamorous bright red middle of the leaf and the same red border attracts the eye no worse than any woman, and sharp mesh leaves look like an evening dress. The begonia leaf has an asymmetrical shape, covered with fine villi. The stem of the flower is juicy, watery, rather large in size. This stem is designed to retain moisture in the plant and maintain massive leaves.
Begonia has many medicinal properties. For example, it is very useful to have such a flower at home for those people who have severe chronic bronchitis, or who suffer from the habit of smoking. Many also use it to treat wounds, burns, bites, as it has antiseptic properties.
The fact that some types of terry begonias appear inflorescences during the season is a common occurrence for this plant, but not everyone is able to distinguish between female and male flowers.
The bottom line is that on begonia bushes, female and male flowers open almost the same way, so not everyone can understand where which one is. In such a situation, you should know that the male flower is larger, in contrast to the female, with a long stamen and terry villi... The female flower is very simple and has a seed capsule next to it.
When it comes to tuberous begonias, it is worth noting that it is best to leave only male inflorescences so that the plant does not waste its energy on maintaining the seeds. Complaints often arise that only male inflorescences bloom in a flower, or, on the contrary, only female inflorescences, this means that the plant does not have enough moisture, or the climate is significantly different from its standard.
Variety "Burning passion"
Another kind of begonias, it has an attractive bright scarlet color in the middle and framed by heady brown edges. I think that is why this variety got such a name, where the colors exactly describe the named combination of words.
A variety of royal begonia. The plant does not like drafts and prefers a warm room., the temperature of which does not fall below 18 degrees, otherwise the leaves begin to take on an unhealthy appearance, becoming covered with brown spots.
So that the leaves do not lose their bright color, it is necessary to provide the plant with a sufficient amount of sunlight.
From the photos below, you can get acquainted with the delicious varieties of begonias.
- This flower does not like frequent interference in its personal space, so it will feel good if the pot is not rearranged from place to place.
- Watering begonias should occur about twice a week (in the spring-summer season), in the autumn-winter time, watering is reduced. And you need to take into account the fact that you can water it with extremely warm water.
- It should be noted that begonia does not tolerate spraying, reporting this with brown spots on the leaves. Therefore, if the room is stuffy or hot, it is worth putting the plant on a tray with wet peat or moss.
- The soil greatly affects the growth of begonias, so it is worth considering that it should be nutritious, loose and light. To do this, you can use a mixture of peat, sand, humus, tree bark, leaf and sod land.
- If you decide to transplant a plant, you should choose the time when it has completely faded, because this period is the most favorable for the flower (how to transplant begonia and how to care for the plant after the procedure, read our article).
It must be remembered that the new pot must be larger than the old one.
- It is very important for begonias to be in a well-lit area.
It is worth considering the fact that the flower does not tolerate direct sunlight, so it is best to place them on the east or west sides.
- Begonia is touchy, preferring to stand away from other flowers all alone. She does not tolerate touch, friction, grazing of neighboring plants with her leaves.
Consider some of the causes of begonia disease:
- Pests (aphids, whiteflies, scale insects, red spider mites, etc.) To avoid such pests, the plant should be treated with various types of chemicals of complex action, such as: topaz, copper sulfate, scor, HOM, etc.
- Fungal infection.
- Improper care. Very often the leaves and petioles of begonia are exposed to fungal diseases, the most common is powdery mildew. In most cases, this is due to an excess of moisture in the soil or the ingress of water droplets on the leaves of the plant.
Read more about begonia diseases here.
If you avoid these troubles, competently and carefully treat the care, then soon the plant will thank us with its splendor and bright flowering.