Specie: B. hiemalis
Name in Latin: Begoniaceae
Name in English: The Begonia Family
Origin: Hybrids of Begonia socotrana (discovered on the island of Socotra, off the coast of East Africa) and tuberous hybrids (with origins from South America)
Growth Habit: Fibrous rooted, forming upright plants ,Herbaceous
Flower: single or double flowers in a wide range of colors.
Blooming Period: spring/summer
Care and Handling
Soil: Use a light, well-drained potting media that is high in peat. The pH should be adjusted to 4.9-5.5 and the soluble salts level should be maintained below 100 mhos 10-5.
Amount of water: Keep the soil evenly moist and do not let plant stand in water.
Nutrition: Feed every 3 weeks with a high-phosphorus liquid fertilizer diluted by half while plant is blooming
Special handling: 10-24°C Pinching out the tips when the plants are young will keep them bushy. Removing old flowers and leaves will encourage new blooms and new growth
Hiemalis begonias are considered 'Flowering Pot Plant Begonias' belonging to the Elatior type hybrids.