Tamaya: The Begonia Maculata

Close-up of a beige tomaya maculata flower on pink background.

Tamaya, also called stained begonia or even begonia bamboo, is a beautiful houseplant that offers a generous flowering.

Easy and robust, it is a very decorative plant.

In summary, what you need to know:

Name: Begonia maculata
Family: Begoniaceae
Type: Perennial up to 10°

Flowering: May to October

Height
: 20 to 40 cm
Exposure: Sunny to partial shade.
Ground: Rather rich, well drained

To read also: all our advice related to the begonia

Planting and repotting the begoniamaculata:

Tamaya® bamboo indoors:

When planting or repotting, ideally use a potting soil for flowering plants or a mixture of leaves and potting soil.

  • Repotting every 3 years reinforces the Tamaya®
  • Avoid too hot situations behind a south-facing window
  • Choose a very bright place and not too close to a radiator
  • The ideal temperature for a Tamaya is around 20°

Tamaya® outdoors:

The Tamaya can live outside only in tropical or subtropical climate because it fears the cold in winter. It must therefore have temperatures above 15° all year round.

However, you can leave your Tamaya® on your terrace or balcony as soon as the temperatures are above 18°, day and night.

  • Avoid overly hot situations
  • Prefer the semi-shade outdoors
  • Do not move your Tamaya® too often

Multiplication by cuttings of Tamaya:

The Tamaya or bamboo begonia is propagated by cuttings. This operation is often done in the heart of winter when the flowering is the lowest.

But the period of cuttings can vary according to the conditions of cultivation, the rule being to wait until the plant is in period of rest.

  • Cut an unflourished branch just after a bud
  • Remove the bottom sheets
  • Put the cutting in the water until beautiful roots appear
  • Then plant the Tamaya cuttings in a good soil
  • Water to keep the soil slightly damp, but not too humid.

Size and maintenance of Tamaya, the begonia maculata:

The interview is relatively easy and only require very little care.

  • Remove the faded flowers as you go.
  • This operation stimulates the appearance of new flowers.
  • Regularly cut the Tamaya® to keep it a nice compact shape

Watering and fertilization of Tamaya®:

The tamaya deserves to be watered when the soil is dry on the surface.

One to two waterings a week are usually sufficient to provide the necessary water needs.

  • Bring regularlyfertilizer for flowering plants to your Tamaya. The frequency is approximately once a month from April to September

To know about Tamaya bamboo:

This beautiful plant native toCentral and South America (Mexico) has many species with different shapes and colors.

It is a robust and easy-care plant that is part of the same family as the begonias.

The Tamaya flowers several times a year and each time offers delicate pale pink to carmine red flowers depending on the variety and growing conditions.

You will also notice its magnificent evergreen foliage, which evolves between brilliant green and emerald green, and is dotted with silvery dots to give the eyes a very beautiful decorative effect.

Smart tip about Tamaya:

The Tamaya can have a lifespan of several decades but has a tendency to lose and bloom less and less.

To avoid this, you must prune regularly and fertilize the soil with fertilizer.

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