Begonia elatior

Care & Cultivation Guide: Begonia elatior

POSITION:  Good bright position out of direct sunlight with good air circulation.

TEMPERATURE: About 21c (70f). The plant will collapse if it becomes too hot.

WATER: Water 2-3 times a week if the temperature is high. Do not over water in cooler temperatures as the stems may rot. Best watered from below and allowed to drain.

FEED: Feed every 2-3 weeks when in flower with a high potash feed.


MILDEW: (White powdery patches on leaves) Caused by the plant being too cool or too wet. Remove affected leaves, spray plant with a systemic fungicide, move plant to a warmer and dryer position.

STEMS ROTTING AT BASE: The plant is too wet Allow to dry out between watering and move to a warmer position.

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