When growing Begonias at home, they are best grown in a pot, outside in a protected position with morning sun and protection from wind and rain.
When Begonias go dormant, you can leave the tuber in the pot, and place the lot into a dark cupboard, in a dark garden shed is ideal.
The tubers will naturally ‘eye’ up, like a potato, and start to shoot by themselves whilst still in the dark.
Once this occurs it’s time to take the tuber out of the pot, shake gently to remove the old potting mix, and repot using fresh, quality, free-draining potting mix, with the slow release (6 month) fertilizer mixed through.
Once re-potted, commence watering and remember they do like the surface of the potting mix to dry out between watering; but too much water and the tubers will rot, it’s a delicate balance. Good luck
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