Begonia

​秋海棠

(Begonia obliqua)

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Growing Facts

Hong Kong Warm Growing Season (May-August)

 

6-8 hours of indirect sunlight and partial shade

Moderate amount of water

 

Plant the seedlings 6-8 inches apart

Plant them in a tray in a dark room and water just enough to keep the potting mix wet, but not soggy 

Fun Facts
The flowers are often showy and are available in different colors. The most popular flower types are red, white, pink, yellow, orange and scarlet-colored flowers
The petals have a mild, slightly sweet-sour flavor similar to lemon 
Begonia means 'be cautious' when it's used as a gift
Begonias are excellent sources of vitamin C, and also contain some magnesium, calcium, flavonoids, and alkanoids

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