Begonia – Bossa Nova® Red
Maintenance Category Easy
Water Category Low
Flower Form Container, Landscape
pH B - pH 5.8 - 6.2
EC (2:1 Extraction Method) 0.6 - 0.9
Fertilization 150 - 200
Light Requirements Medium
Water Requirements Dry to Moderate
Rooting Out Temperature 65 - 72° Fahrenheit
Growing On Temperature 65 - 72° Fahrenheit
Holding Temperature 65 - 72° Fahrenheit
Planting and Timing Information
Standard PPP. Spring to Summer Sales.
Finishing Times [weeks]
4-5" and Quart Pot : 5-7
6" and Gallon Pot : 6-8
7-9" Pot : 7-9
10-12" and Two Gallon Pot : 10-12
Pinching and Growth Regulators
Pinching should not be necessary except to shape. 150 to 200 ppm cycocel can be used for growth regulation if needed.
Pest and Disease Management
Standard pest and disease practices as outlined in the notes.
Flower drop should be expected. Proper timing so that plants are sold quickly will help decrease messiness.