Begonia

​秋海棠

(Begonia obliqua)

Growing Facts

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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
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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