How Big Does A Betulia Plant Grow?

When you are looking for new plants, either for in your house or in your garden, space must always be a consideration. If you’re looking at which types of plant to buy and you are wondering how big does a betulia plant grow, we can tell you all about this plant and more, to help you make your decision.

How Big Does A Betulia Plant Grow?

betulias are small plants, ideal for a small garden.

Betulia are not going to turn into Triffids and take over your garden; far from it! They are small plants, ideal for a small garden.

The biggest a betulia is likely to get is around 50cm, and this is assuming it is growing in its most favorable conditions.

The small size of a betulia makes it perfect for filling in those little gaps in your garden, and that fact that it loves shade means you can plant it next to taller plants.

They are also ideal for indoor growing – they won’t spread and take over your room, so you can happily grow them indoors for their lovely blooms.

And you know what’s great about growing a plant that doesn’t take up too much space? It leaves more space to buy more of them!

Where To Plant Betulia?

Betulia, like all begonia species, is equally happy growing indoors or out, and it will make a lovely addition wherever you put it.

If you are growing your betulia indoors, it may be easier for you to keep it warm enough so that it thrives.

Keep it in a warm room, away from direct sunlight (a little morning sun is fine, as is dappled light, but ensure it does not receive the direct afternoon sun).

Make sure that the room is not draughty, so that your betulia does not suffer with the cold.

They do like to be kept warm, but humidity is not too much or a requirement so don’t worry if your chosen room is a little dry.

If you are planting your betulia outdoors, it can still happily grow and thrive – just be aware of how cold it gets when the winter hits.

You should make sure to pick a shady spot – north or east facing is fine for this plant as it does not like direct sunlight.

It is very happy growing alongside taller plants that will shade it; this is also ideal for creating different heights and textures in your garden.

Make sure that you dig up and store the roots over winter – or be prepared to buy a new betulia plant the following spring!

Whether it is indoors or out, the most important things are warmth, well-draining soil, balanced fertilizer and removing pests.

Keep a good eye on the soil of your betulia; if it is dry then the plant won’t thrive, so you may have to get your watering can out a little more often.

This interesting article might inspire you to create a shade garden to properly showcase your betulia.

Does Betulia Flower Every Year?

Given the right conditions, a perennial plant will come back year after year, rather than dying off at the end of the growing season.

Betulia are considered perennial, so they should bounce back in the spring after a period of winter dormancy.

This being said, these plants cannot handle getting too cold, so if they are planted in your garden then you may wish to give them a little extra care.

Your best bet is to dig up the rhizomes (roots) and store them in a cool, dry place until the very end of winter, when you can plant them again.

In the spring, replant the tubers and grow them on indoors, to give them the best chance at survival. You can, of course, plant them back out and repeat the whole process!

As long as it doesn’t get too cold, and you continue to grow it in its favorite conditions, you should see your betulia bounce back year after year.

How Long Does A Begonia Plant Last?

Despite the fact that many are perennial species, the begonia family is not as log-lived as many other plants.

With the right care and conditions, this family can survive for a while – but in general their lifespan is around 2-3 years.

After this time it may not be possible to save the plant for another year, no matter how hard you try to keep it going.

You can keep your betulia and begonia going for as long as possible by ensuring their preferred growing conditions:

  • Humus rich, well draining soil
  • Being kept moist
  • Warm conditions out of direct sunlight
  • Fortnightly feeding with a balanced fertilizer
  • Keeping free from pests such as caterpillars, weevils and slugs

Despite all the best care you give it, any plant in the begonia family does have a shelf life. You may say that this is an excuse to go out and buy more of them!

If you want to start your begonia yourself and see the process from start to finish, have a look at this video showing you have to plant a begonia tuber:

Is Betulia Plant An Evergreen?

You may have bought this plant because you fell in love with the pretty flowers – and who could blame you?

However, once those flowers drop off it would be nice to still have a bit of life going on, wouldn’t it?
You’re in luck with betulia! This plant is considered an evergreen – that is, the leaves and foliage stay even when the blooms drop off.

Betulia have beautiful, glossy green leaves that are very pretty to look at, and in some cases can be interestingly shaped too.

Some types will come with variegated leaves, for even more of an eye catching shrub – who needs flowers when the leaves are this cool?

Keeping your betulia happy with its preferred growing conditions is the best way to make the most of both the leaves and the flowers of this little plant.

This plant is perfect for those spaces where you need something pretty to grow and bloom – and you won’t have to worry about it taking over!

Betulia’s diminutive size also makes it perfect for an indoor plant – you can keep it indoors no matter how big or small your house is.

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