For Begonia Growers

norton cuba melly
Tue, 07 Mar 2017 11:21:48 PST
Hello everyone,

I have been germinating begonias from seed. The species I´m growing are Begonia geraniifolia and Begonia octopetala, both grow in any of the "Lomas" of Peru near the coast and in some parts of the Andes in more elevated areas. There is not much information about them. They are tuberous begonias and the tubers are very superficial.

They took a month to germinate and I´ve seen them get bigger in the main leaf, but on the first three months the tuber has only gotten as big as a quinoa seed.

>Is this normal? Do they need more light maybe? How can I make them grow a bit faster?
> I read on the internet that when they have 3 leaves you can start giving them one drop of fertilizer( fish emulsion) directly to the tuber, once every 2 weeks to help them develop , is this true?

To see pictures follow this links
Begonia geraniifolia:
Begonia octopetala:

Best regards

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