Begonia Care?

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Old 07-02-00, 06:07 PM
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I'm new to keeping flowers.... I bought a pot of begonias at the store today. Any tips on what to do with them to keep them alive? Thank you!
 
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Old 07-04-00, 02:45 PM
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Welcome to the world of flowers. You did not say if begonia was "houseplant" type or a fibrous begonia for outdoors. In any case the following should help. Keep evenly moist. Feed biweekly, but withhold from tuberous types during dormant season. Tuberous type - withhold water and store nearly dry at approx. 50degrees F. until time to replant. Any fibrous rooted begonia (except rhizomatous types) can be cut back freely following a period of heavy bloom. Can go outside, also tuberous, but morning sun only & light shade rest of day. Repot once a year in good potting soil. Lift tubers and bring indoors - die if frozen.
 
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