Hanging Begonia 'Splendide Alifra' - TuberBegonia x tuberhybrida 'Splendide Alifra'
These look just so lovely on any patio or decking!
The begonia is a genus in the begonia family. It is a houseplant that is sure to look lovely in any area of your home. This houseplant will also certainly thrive in half shade. So long as you keep the potting soil on the moist side, this plant will remain vibrant and healthy. Just don’t let it sit in a puddle of water in the planter.Show more
Planting and flowering details
Show moreCascade Begonia's large tubers can be planted in fresh potting compost during the spring. Use a pot or planter with holes in the base to aid drainage. Cover the bottom with a layer of potsherds or hydrograins. Fill the pot with potting compost leaving sufficient space for the bulbs and allowing for watering. Plant the begonia tubers about 30-50 cm apart and cover with 1-2 cm of compost. Water well after planting. Cascade Begonias grow and bloom well in partial shade.
Cascade Begonias make great combination plantsOur Cascade Begonias are quite large plants so they need space. However, in a large hanging basket or a large pot, you can plan your own creation. Choose varieties that complement one another and form an attractive contrast, both with regard to flower colour and leaf shape. However a good choice is hanging fuchsias and the English ivy.
Show moreFrequently remove the faded flowers, to encourage a second flowering. For an extra rich flowering, when the plant is established it is advisable to provide a regular liquid feed. Protect from direct, bright sunlight. The compost around the tubers should not be too wet as this may cause the begonia tubers to rot. The stems and leaves contain high amounts of moisture, therefore they can definitely not tolerate frost.
Overwintering begoniasBegonia tubers are easy to preserve during the winter. After the first night frost and when the begonia foliage begins to yellow, reduce watering until the pots dry out. Lift the begonias and cut the stems back to just above the tuber. Attach a label with the name of the Begonias to remind yourself for the next year. Shake the compost from the begonia tubers and place them in a box with compost and sharp sand. Keep the tubers in a frost-free area. Next spring, you can plant them once again and the plant will reward you with its beautiful flowers.
Show moreIf you want your plants to flower earlier you can 'withdraw' them. Place them in a shallow tray in moist compost at 15-20° C during the month of April. When shoots begin to appear, place them in potting compost. By the beginning of May, they will get used to the outdoor temperature and you can plant them from mid-May onwards in either your garden or in a pot.
- Extra information
Latin name Begonia x tuberhybrida 'Splendide Alifra' Delivery type Supplied as bulb or tuber Guarantee 100% growth and flowering guarantee Color Pink, Red Light preference full sun , partial sun , full shade Scented deliciously scented Flowers for cutting no Flowering period June - October Growing height 25 - 30 cm Planting distance 15 - 20 cm Planting depth 10 cm Diameter bulb 3 - 5 cm