Can my last year’s begonia which I kept inside during the winter bloom this year?
The Gardener’s Answer
Hi, Mary: Yes, given the right growing conditions, a healthy ‘Dragon Wing’ Angel Wing Begonia can bloom again after being overwintered indoors. After the frost-free date has passed, it is safe to take back outdoors. Place in full shade and gradually move into the morning sun. This will help the plant acclimate to brighter light levels and prevent foliage burn. During the warmer months, these low-maintenance plants should be grown in morning sun and afternoon shade. The soil should be rich with nutrients and well-drained. Available sunlight and nutrient levels are important factors when it comes to blooms. If your plant is growing in full shade or has not been fertilized, this is likely why it’s not blooming. Feed your begonia with a liquid fertilizer every couple of weeks. This will help encourage blooms. There is still plenty of growing season left to enjoy.
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