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Tuberouse begonias in the tropics

Posted by geostv Antigua, Guatemala (My Page) on
Tue, Jul 10, 07 at 18:49

I am used to growing begonias in the pacific northwest, lifting and storing the tubers over the winter. I now live in Guatemala where it is 65 - 70 degrees year round. I have bought a few t. begonias here and they doing great.

My question: do the tubers need to be rested in this climate? will they start fizzling out when they get tired and want a rest? How do I rest them here, and for how long?


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RE: Tuberouse begonias in the tropics

I was hoping someone who knew what they were talking about would answer you! I used to grow tuberous begonias in the PNW too, but they don't like the heat and humidity here. I would think with temperatures like that they'd do very well, but I would guess they might at least go semi-dormant for a little while--but I don't know. Sure wish you luck, and don't forget there are LOTS of other begonias, including ones that are native there.

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