Growing & Maintenance Tips for Hanging Basket: Solenia Begonia
Solenia Begonias thrive in a part sun to full sun location but are not intended for the blistering hot sun.
Keep Solenia Begonias protected from the wind.
We recommend fertilizing these hanging baskets weekly with a balanced fertilizer like 20-20-20. Adding a slow release fertilizer on top of the soil is also recommended if weekly fertilizing is not practical. Follow manufacturers instructions for rates.
Keep baskets evenly moist.
Deadhead Solenia Begonias as flowers begin to dry. Remove dead flowers and seed pods by following the stems back to where they intersect with the larger stem and pinch them back at that point. If the Begonias are getting long and gangly or floppy, pinch tips of stems back to keep them compact and to stimulate fresh growth. Taking off some of the flowers will also help the plant to put more energy into new stem and leaf growth which then becomes a good base for new flower growth.
Some of the trailing flowers may need to be deadheaded as well. If the trailers get too long for your liking, cut them back to keep them stocky and strong and to stimulate fresh, compact growth.