Begonia – Illumination® Golden Picotee

Garden Height
4 - 8
24 - 30
24 - 30
Container Role
Flower Size
Flower Colors
Light Level
Part Shade to Shade
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Dead-Heading Not Necessary

Heat Tolerant

Maintenance Notes

Tuberous begonias can be quite susceptible to a disease called powdery mildew. To better understand how to prevent, diagnose, and treat the disease read the information below.

Uses Notes

Best used in containers.

Maintenance Category Easy

Water Category Average

Bloom Time

Flower Form Container

pH C - pH 6.0 - 6.5

EC (2:1 Extraction Method) 0.6 - 0.9

Fertilization 150 - 200

Light Requirements Medium, High

Water Requirements Moderate to Moist

Rooting Out Temperature 65 - 72° Fahrenheit

Growing On Temperature 65 - 72° Fahrenheit

Holding Temperature 65 - 72° Fahrenheit

Planting and Timing Information

Spring through Summer finish. Std PPP

Finishing Times [weeks]
4-5" and Quart Pot : 6-8
6" and Gallon Pot : 8-10
7-9" Pot : 8-10
10-12" and Two Gallon Pot : 12-14

Pinching and Growth Regulators

no pinch needed
cycocel 250 -500 ppm

Pest and Disease Management

General pest and disease info as posted in notes. Botrytis and Powdery Mildew are possible keep good air flow

Grower Tips

Flower follow leaf tip, so when planting multiple plants together make sure that leaf tips point out.
Requires long days to flowers, provide additional lighting until the end of April to prevent tuber formation

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