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Begonias sempervivens 'Dark mixed' for 2018

Amarylis

Amarylis

Folia Helper

United Kingdom8a

Back in May my wife & I bought a tray of these Begonias sempervivens ‘Dark mixed’.

Posted 12 months ago
Amarylis

Amarylis

Folia Helper

United Kingdom8a

It was a month later before I got around to finally potting them up!

Posted 12 months ago
Amarylis

Amarylis

Folia Helper

United Kingdom8a

I have since put them on the bedroom windowsill where they are doing very well!

Posted 12 months ago
Amarylis

Amarylis

Folia Helper

United Kingdom8a

And this is what they look like today, 25th June 2018

Posted 12 months ago
Amarylis

Amarylis

Folia Helper

United Kingdom8a

Even though these plants are generally very small outside in the garden on our bedroom windowsill they have now grown 45/50cm tall & they have had no end of flowers! I can’t show you a photo because it is very difficult to get one! From the outside the light is generally too strong & there is a lot of reflection on the glass. This makes the flowers practically invisible! From the inside it just the opposite – the strong light from outside makes the plants again almost invisible because they come out almost black. I’ve taken a few photos but most I have had to delete for one or the other of the reasons above.

However I have been able to get one recently , from inside, which after increasing the background light, is better than I have been able to get for a long time.

Posted 9 months ago
Amarylis

Amarylis

Folia Helper

United Kingdom8a

I have had to throw these plants away as I couldn’t keep them over winter where they were. Even though they got all the light available they still grew very tall & weak. They flowered very well but with the Amaryllis supporting them removed they couldn’t remain upright under their own efforts.

Posted 8 months ago

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