For Begonia Growers

L. Cortopassi - G. Corazza
Tue, 07 Mar 2017 14:24:52 PST
Usually  the tubers develop at the end of the growing season.
Gianluca Corazza, Italy

2017-03-07 20:21 GMT+01:00 norton cuba melly <>:

> 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.
> Questions:
> >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
> Norton
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