Lesson 6ª








Begonias (IV)

Begonias need indirect sunlight. We can place them in a place where they get the sun in the morning and the shade in the afternoon.

The Begonia will tell you if it is receiving too much or too little light; if the stems of the leaves are very long and the Begonia doesn't flower, it needs more light.

On the contrary, if the leaves become too flacid and they loose their natural colour, it is receiving too much light.


In the case of the Begonia, we can use granulated fertilizer. Bear in mind that if you use a granulated fertilizer you should water more frequently. The fertilizer will become weaker everytime you add more water.

We should place the granulated fertilizer around the edge of the pot.

The ideal fertilizers to use are 15-15-15 or 20-20-20. The best ones are those that have a high level of phosphorus as this helps the plant develop and flower.

Aply liquid fertilizers according to their instructions on the label, usually every 15 or 20 days. We should apply the granulated fertilizers once a month.


We should prune our begonia with sharp disinfected scissors. The stem of the Begonia is quite fleshy and this makes it easy to infect if the tool that we use is dirty.

We should cut the ends to stimulate the interior buds. This will help the plant to produce more folleage and thus make it flower more often. We should also cut the stained leaves and those that may look unhealthy or plagued.

We should try and prune once a month.

See how easy it is!!!!!