With its bright red, overhanging flowers, the dragon-winged begonia is a very popular balcony and container plant. However, it is not hardy but can overwinter very well if the roost and care are properly designed.
Where and how should you overwinter a dragon-winged begonia?
The ideal winter quarters for your dragon-winged begonia is a conservatory with temperatures between 15°C and 18°C (59-64F), similar to that for the ice begonia.
However, the frost-sensitive plant should be brought out of the cold in good time in autumn. To save space in the winter quarters, you can cut back the begonia before hibernation and repot it at the same time.
The essentials in brief:
- not hardy
- good to hibernate
- ideal winter quarters: bright and moderately warm at approx. 15 °C to 18 °C (59-64F)
- do not fertilize
- recommended: pruning and repotting in autumn
- only plant out again after the ice saints
Even if your dragon-winged begonia is still blooming profusely, you should bring it into winter quarters in good time before the first frost.