Latin pronunciation: (buh-GOH-nyuh too-ber-HIB-ri-duh)
Spectacular bloomers, tuberous begonias send up flowers in a variety of colors, sizes, and shapes.
Plant tubers, hollow side up and barely exposed, in shallow pots; use soil high in organic matter. Keep moist and at 70 degrees to spur growth. Water and feed regularly. After bloom, water less until leaves wilt. Clean and dry tubers; store in cool, dry, dark place. Or, leave in pot on side in similar spot. Propagate by cutting shoots (eyes) off tubers. Use as tip cuttings.