I would stop watering os the top couple of inches can dry out, check the soil for waterlogging and maybe add in some gravel to fix it if that is the case and cut away any dead or rotten plant material. Begonia Nonstop have that name as they will keep on flowering as long as they have enough heat. They make dazzling displays in hanging baskets. Bright, filtered light will be ideal.If you notice bleached or light-colored flowers, this is a sign of sun damage and you should move your begonia to a place with less direct sunlight. Soil should remain moist, but not too wet. This is powdery mildew and luckily, if it’s not a big infestation it’s only a cosmetic problem and can be solved easily.Most commonly this happens on the upper sides of the leaves, and these leaves might become distorted, yellow, and fall off, and so will any affected flower buds. Most Begonias can be propagated by cuttings but as a cultivated variety, be aware that Begonia Nonstop may be subject to certain restrictions or prohibitions on propagation. They endure the elements of wind and rain and greatly enhance your garden from June through October. Our favorite fertilizer is called ‘Nature’s Best’. Overwinter their tubers as I outlined in the article, and you will be able to enjoy them next year too. Fertilizing a hanging begonia every other time you give it water helps keep the plant growing and flowering during it active season, usually from spring until early fall. Air humidity is not a top priority for this plant, I would focus more on perfecting a watering regiment. If you examine your Begonia Nonstop tubers you will notice they are indented on one side, plant this side up when first potting, as the leaves and flowers grow from that indented part. Taking off old flowers is important because the ultimate purpose of flowers to produce seeds for reproduction. As the season progresses, you can increase the frequency to once a week during mid-summer for best results. They will drop all their leaves and flowers and you can even let them be through the first frost. They are one of the best selling tuberous Begonias in the world as they are easy to grow, rabbit and deer resistant, and can tolerate some wind and rainfall. Plant growth is encouraged by taking off old flowers, known as deadheading, removing dead leaves, and pinching straggly, leggy plants back. Fibrous-rooted begonias make great house plants over the winter, as do the rhizomatous types (such as Rex begonias), which are grown primarily for their foliage. If they get long, you can always cut them back with scissors to keep them stocky and strong, and to stimulate fresh growth. If you happened to put your begonia basket in an upright container, you can dip your index finger deeply into the soil. Trailing begonias in hanging planters can start appearing leggy as the season progresses and the stems get longer. Flowering from mid-spring until the first frost, Begonia Nonstop will also keep their succulent heart-shaped leaves green throughout the whole season. If you have a persistent aphid problem in your garden a neem oil treatment might be an option. Begonia plants, regardless of type, cannot withstand freezing cold temperatures and require appropriate winter care.Overwintering a begonia is not always necessary in warmer environments, as winters are generally less severe. You can start them early indoors about six to four weeks before the last night frost. They can be planted in garden beds, hanging baskets, or in pots. It is important to remember that some types of begonias are grown for their brilliantly colored flowers, while other begonias are enjoyed for their unique and beautiful foliage. Although certain varieties host blooms of pink, white, red, or orange, these hardy plants are often grown for their foliage. Begonia Nonstop doesn’t require deadheading, but removing the dead flowers and foliage around the plant will prevent rotting and disease. We recommend fertilizing weekly. You can tell this by a yellowish-brown color where the soil and stem touch. This herbaceous annual plants come in a wide range of colors so your arrangement can be completely custom and to your taste. Although certain varieties host blooms of pink, white, red, or orange, these hardy plants are often grown for their foliage. By taking off those dead flowers, the plant continues to flower. Mulch will keep the soil moist for longer.If you do experience browning of the flowers it is a sign of overwatering and you should adjust with less frequent watering. Classically a Begonia doesn’t need to be watered any more often than once every 5 to 10 days – it sounds kind of crazy, but they easily last that long. Before speaking specifically about Begonia hanging baskets, let’s talk about the environment Begonias prefer. I am constantly looking for new houseplants to gradually transform my apartment into an urban jungle. They are not so particular as to soil pH but I recommend a neutral to slightly acidic growers mix. If the flowers and stalks have already all dropped you can even not water at all until spring. Annual Begonia Care. What I mean by rich soil is that whatever store-bought soil or personal mix you use it should be improved with compost right away.You can add perlite, vermiculite, and coco coir to improve the drainage and quality of the soil you use. Err on the side of caution and rather water less than more, so that the tubers don’t rot. They will be a great addition to your balcony, terrace, or window. They will require some upkeep, a dense and moist soil, and a shady spot, as I explain further below. Watering correctly is important in the care of begonias. Sharon Wallish MurphySharon grew up in the Wallish Greenhouse at the heels of her father, Charlie, who mentored her. Once appropriately placed in the flower bed or hanging basket, deadheading spent blooms and keeping the soil moist is the basis of annual begonia care. 153. If the Begonias are getting long and gangly, pinch them back to keep them compact and to stimulate fresh growth. There is no need to fertilize more often. What you will have to deal with if you want to preserve your plant for the next season is overwintering, and I talk more about that below. Today we are going to go over Begonia Nonstop care tips and tricks so you can have a beautiful balcony or window flower arrangement all summer long. Water gently and thoroughly so the water drains out the bottom as described above. Begonias ”Non-stop” are summer plants but will not tolerate the hot afternoon sun. They should be planted or placed on the side of the house that gets ample morning or evening sun, and can even tolerate prolonged periods of shade. Sharon’s passion is to share the love for growing and to empower others to find joy in their gardening journey, just like her dad. This plant leans on the succulent side so you do not need to water is very frequently, but this depends on where your Begonia Nonstop is growing. Contrary to popular belief, Mildew will form even in hot and dry climates however, the relative humidity of the air does need to be higher for the spores to germinate. This will deter any pests from feeding on your plants. You can store them in a dry dark place in a cardboard box with peat moss, sawdust, coco coir, or wood chips.If you planted your begonias in pots, you can bring the whole pot inside through the winter. Nonstop Begonias are beautiful, double flowering Begonias that come in a variety of colors.