Orange Rubra Begonia
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- Begonias are tender perennials, grown for their colorful flowers and foliage.
- Most begonias can be grown outdoors in pots, in the ground, or in hanging baskets in filtered light and moist, but well drained soil.
- Where not hardy, grow as annuals or indoors as houseplants.
- Most begonias can be propagated from leaf, stem or rhizome cuttings in addition to being sown from seed.
- The low but upright ‘Orange Ruba’ begonia has many everblooming orange pendulous flowers and unincised green leaves.
- The stem is cane-like with evenly spaced nodes.
- This plant enjoys filtered light but can take some sun in winter.
- Likes humidity.
- Does not like cold weather.
- Some Sand to Clay Loam.
- Soil should ideally be moist.
- Begonias grow very well in peat-based compost also.
- Houseplants may be fertilized with:
- 1. water-soluble, quick release fertilizers.
- 2. temperature controlled slow-release fertilizers;
- 3. or organic fertilizers such as fish emulsion.
- Water soluble fertilizers are used every two weeks or per label instructions.
- Controlled, slow-release fertilizers are carefully worked into the soil usually only once during the growing season or per label directions.
- For organic fertilizers, such as fish emulsion, follow label directions.
- Allow houseplants to 'rest' during the winter months; stop fertilizing in late October and resume feeding in late February.
- Normal to Moist.