The Q&A Archives: Begonia Tubers

Question: I started 21 begonia tubers in early March. 15 out of the 21 are growing pretty well. 6 of them barely have a shoot coming out of the top. Is there any way to hurry them along? I tried putting them upside down on top of the soil without much luck.

Answer: There's really no way to hurry begonia's. Their growth rate depends upon genetics, and warm weather. If you can keep them warm, roots and shoots should develop faster than if they're kept in a cold place. Try placing them indoors next to a window with bright light. Household temperatures should speed things along a little. Your patience will eventually be rewarded - begonia blooms are spectacular! (By the way, you may be retarding growth by placing them upside down on top of the soil!)

« Click to go to the homepage

» Ask a question of your own

Q&A Library Searching Tips

  • When singular and plural spellings differ, as in peony and peonies, try both.
  • Search terms are not case sensitive.

Today's site banner is by cocoajuno and is called "Here's looking at you."