Flowers

Begonia Dragon Wing

The Begonia Dragon Wing is one of the cultivars most appreciated by those people who love flowers: the produce in large numbers! In addition, if the conditions are right, it can be enjoyed for several years, either in a pot or in the garden.

Do you want to know everything about her? If your answer is yes, do not hesitate to continue reading .

Origin and characteristics

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The Begonia Dragon Wing (or Begonia Dragon) comes from a cross between Begonia semperflorens and Begonia descoleana. It was first marketed in 1997, so it is quite “new”. It is popularly known as Dragon Wings Begonia, and it is a lively plant that behaves as an annual in temperate-cold climates. It can reach a height of up to 2 meters.

It produces long, lanceolate leaves, with somewhat serrated edges, and up to 10cm in size. They are usually green, but there are also specimens that have bronzes. The flowers appear at the end of the stems, gathered in groups, are red or white, and do not produce seeds.

What are their cares?

Image – Wikimedia/ KENPEI

If you want to have a Begonia Dragon Wing, we recommend taking care of it in the following way:

  • Location:
    • Interior: it must be in a bright room, without drafts.
    • Outdoors: in semi-shade it will produce larger leaves but fewer flowers; On the other hand, in direct sun the foliage will be smaller but the flowering will be more abundant.
  • Land:
    • Pot: universal growing substrate mixed with perlite in equal parts.
    • Garden: grows well in fertile, loose, well-draining soils.
  • Watering: about 4 times a week in summer, a little less the rest of the year. Use rainwater or lime-free water, and do not wet the leaves or flowers to avoid the appearance of fungi.
  • Fertilizer: in spring and summer with fertilizers for flowering plants, or with liquid guano that you can buy here.
  • Pruning: you have to remove dry leaves and wilted flowers.
  • Pests: spider mites, aphids and mollusks (snails and slugs).
  • Diseases: botrytis and mildew.
  • Rusticity: does not resist frost.

Hope you enjoy your plant .

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