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Betulia Candy Pink Begonia

Betulia features a compact habit, with extremely durable, smaller foliage and excellent branching: typical varieties break more easily and have less branching. As a result, Betulia does not require PGRs and can tolerate later spacing. It blooms continuously from Spring through frost with no deadheading, as the plant self-cleans (unlike typical varieties in this class). It is extremely weather tolerant and versatile for use in outdoor or indoor containers. 
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  • General Information
    • Height:
      4 - 7" (10 - 18cm)
      Spread:
      5 - 7" (13 - 18cm)
      Exposure:
      Shade, Partial Sun
  • Product Story
    • Bred by The Begonia Specialist Koppe of the Netherlands, Betulia Begonias are a hybrid unlike any other begonias of its type on the market. Betulia is suitable for outdoor and indoor container use, with prolific blooming from early Spring until frost, along with outstanding durability. Ease of care and long shelf life make this item a must-have for today’s consumer. 
  • Supply Location
    • Unrooted available from Koppe, sourced from Portugal. 
      Liners available from Van Wingerden and Van de Wetering.
  • Propagation Guide
    • Tray Sizes (cells/tray):
      50 or 72
      Rooting Hormone:
      No
      Average Days with Mist:
      14-17 (until first roots visible)
      Pinch:
      No
      Average Propagation Time (weeks):
      5-6

      Average propagation time for perennials includes 3-5 weeks to bulk-up the liner before beginning cold treatment when started in late Summer or early Autumn.

      Comments:
      Start at 73°F (23°C), and once roots are initiated, finish at 68°F (20°C). Must be kept under 16 hours of day length.
  • Finishing
    • Soil pH:
      5.5-6.0 (too low of pH can cause iron deficiency)
      Light Levels (fc):
      16 hour days, min. 300fc
      Temperature Day:
      72°F (22°C)
      Temperature Night:
      68°F (20°C)
      Fertilization (ppm N):
      0.9 to 1.2EC
      No. of Pinches:
      Can be grown without pinching, (suggested) 1 Pinch at 3 nodes 2 weeks after transplant
      Plant Growth Regulators (S) = spray / (D) = drench:
      Not recommended. Cycocel 750 ppm can be applied if holding plants for an extended time period.
      Pests:
      Aphids
      Diseases:
      Fusarium, Xanthamonas
      Comments:
      Start at a higher nitrogen and finish at higher potassium.
  • Crop Time (weeks)
    • 4- to 5-inch (10- to 13-cm) Pots, Quarts :
      1 ppp, 9 to 11 weeks
      6-inch (15-cm) Pots, Gallons:
      1 ppp, 12 weeks
      10- to 12-inch (25- to 30-cm) Tubs or Baskets:
      5-7 ppm, 10-12 weeks
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