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Description

Begonia is a genus of perennial flowering plants in the family Begoniaceae. The Begonias are native to moist subtropical and tropical climates.

Begonia is a genus of perennial flowering plants in the family Begoniaceae. The Begonias are native to moist subtropical and tropical climates. Some species are commonly grown indoors as ornamental houseplants in cooler climates.

In cooler climates, some species are cultivated outside in summertime for their bright colorful flowersAnnual Begonia is about as easy as it gets. It does well in a variety of conditions, but to keep it at most luxuriant best, give it light shade; rich, well-drained soil; and ample water. It also loves plenty of fertilizer, so be generous. Because of their sometimes showy flowers of white, pink, scarlet, or yellow color and often attractively marked leaves, many species and innumerable hybrids and cultivars are cultivated.Begonias are among the most popular of cultivated plants, indoors or outdoors. These lovely plants are grown for both their leaf forms and their blooms, depending on the type of begonia. In some areas of the world, the wax begonia is easily the most popular bedding plant, while serious plant collectors still go to great lengths to hunt down beautiful foliage begonias.

Plant Specifications

*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
Common Name begonia
Maximum Reachable Height 6 to 12" (height) x 12 to 18" (width)
Bloom Time Year round
Difficulty Level Medium

Planting and care

Begonias are not the easiest plants to make happy. They can be very demanding of just the right amount of water, food, and humidity. Plants will vary and the only way to know what your plant wants is to watch it, once it has adjusted to its new surrounding. If it s flourishing, continue with what you were doing. If it is droopy or gangly, adjust the light and water. Eventually you ll figure out the right balance.Repotting rex begonias each spring will ensure that they have plenty of soil to grow in, but they like to be a little bit pot bound. Large or gangly plants can be pruned into shape. Rotating potted rex begonias will keep the plants full and stocky.

Begonia care

The plant performs best in big size containers (8inh or more) or plant them in the ground.

Sunlight Sensitive to temperature changes and to temperatures below about 60 degrees F (16 C). You can keep them happy as houseplants or store them dormant over winter
Watering Begonia rex should be watered when the soil or pot feels dry, but do not wait until the plant starts to wilt. You can cut back on water during their dormant period in the winter, watering only when the pot dries out.
Soil Begonias prefer a light, rich soil. When planting directly in the ground, a moist, well-drained location is optimal and mulch will keep the roots shaded. In pots, make sure to provide drainage holes. A peat-based potting mix is ideal for containers.
Temperature Prefers plenty of indirect sunlight and room temperatures at 65-70 degress.
Fertilizer You can feed your potted plants monthly with any good houseplant food. Too much food will make for a scraggly plant, so pay attention and adjust the feeding to suit your variety. Rex begonias can be temperamental and you just have to find the right conditions and balance for your plant. Do not feed at all during the winter.

Begonia uses

Ornamental Use:

  • Some species are commonly grown indoors as ornamental houseplants in cooler climates

Frequently Asked Questions

Can you plant Begonia in the ground?

Yes, You can plant begonia in ground. Consider the following points 1. Sunlight- at least 4-6 hours of direct or indirect bright sunlight is required. 2. Soil- Soil should be well drained, fertile and nutrient rich. 3. Water- Water the plant when 1-2 inch surface soil layer feels dry to touch. 4. Fertilizer - Apply any organic fertilizer during the main growing season. Note - For further details check the product description on nurserylive.com

Can you plant Begonia in june?

Yes, you can plant Begonia in June.

How do Begonia plants reproduce?

Begonia plants reproduce by stem cuttings, tuber division.

What is a Begonia plant?

Begonia is ornamental flowering herbaceous perennial plant.

When to plant Begonia tubers outside?

To plant Begonia tubers outside June-Oct month is best.

Can I plant Begonia seeds?

Yes, you can plant Begonia seeds but growing Begonia from seed is very time consuming.

How to plant Begonia seeds?

Growing Begonia from seed is very time consuming. Consider the following To grow plant through seed consider the following points 1. Use a pot having 5-6 inch upper diameter and drainage holes. 2. Fill the pot with well drained soil. To sow seeds make a hole about 1/2 inch in soil, place seeds in it, cover with soil and apply water. 3. Maintain the moisture in soil by applying water if soil in pot (1-2 inch) feels dry to touch. 4. Keep the pot at a location receiving indirect bright light. Seeds will germinate within a 5-8 week. Note - For further details check the product description on nurserylive.com

Why is my Begonia dying?

The main reasons of dying Begonia are as follows 1. Due to over watering or less watering to plant. 2. Plant does not get proper sunlight. 3. Lack of nutrient. 4. Disease and pest infestation.

Are Begonia plants perennial?

Yes, Begonia is perennial herbaceous plant.

How many Begonia plants per pot?

You can plant only one Begonia plant per pot.

Is Begonia a seedless plant?

No, Begonia is not seedless plant it can produce small seed.

When to plant Begonia?

To plant Begonia June-October month is best suited.

Are Begonia indoor plants?

Yes, Begonia is indoor plant but you can grow this as outdoor plant in partial shade conditions.

Begonia where to plant?

You can plant Begonia in an indoor and outdoor growing conditions with at least 3-6 hours of natural direct or indirect bright sunlight.

Why is my Begonia wilting?

The main reasons of wilting Begonia plant 1. Due to over watering or less watering to plant. 2. Plant does not get proper sunlight. 3. Lack of nutrient. 4. Disease and pest infestation.

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