Need Help with Begonias
Although I've had half-a-dozen or so Begonias over the years, I need help.
Do Begonias, depending on species, require different types of soil? BTW, my Begonias are container grown.
I've been seaching for B. luxurians, but it isn't an easy find. During my search, I found B. Vista Quest, which I end up purchasing.
Back to my question. Can B. Vista Quest be potted in the same soil/mix as say, a Rex? My plants are never over-potted, so approximately, how much room should there be between rootball and inside container?
If Begonias do well in the same soil/mediums, which is the best mix? I read they need acidic soil.
I haven't given up searching for B. luxurians, but after one disappointment after another, I ended up buying luxurian seeds from a seller in Australia.
Has anyone ever sown B. luxurians? Any advice sowing? Are they fast or slow germinating and maturing?
Sorry asking so many questions, but I really would like my Vista to survive, and luxurians seeds to sprout and grow. I'm sure you know what I mean...
I'm in IL..Winters are dry so I keep a humidifer running, mist, and shower to increase humidity.
Thanks much, Toni