Tuberous Begonias - Knowledgebase Question

Port Charlotte, FL
Question by VivienneFrom
July 20, 1999
We live in SW Florida. Will the tuberous begonia bloom all year?


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Answer from NGA
July 20, 1999

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Tuberous begonias need a resting period, no matter where they grow. When the leaves and stems begin to wilt, withhold water. After the stems fall off, dig the tuber and store it in a cool place. When new little buds begin to sprout, repot and resume regular watering. New stems and leaves will appear first, followed by blossoms.

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