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  • How to Revive Begonia Maculata – #1 Best Tips!

    How to Revive Begonia Maculata – #1 Best Tips!

    Begonia maculata is a plant well known for its prominent and captivating foliage. It belongs to the begonia family and is extremely toxic if ingested. It has long upright stems and bears large spotted leaves, sometimes referred to as angel wings. Generally, Begonia or Begoniaceae is a fairly easy plant family to take care of. …


  • Why is my Begonia Maculata Dropping Leaves? 5 Best Reasons

    Why is my Begonia Maculata Dropping Leaves? 5 Best Reasons

    Why is my Begonia Maculata Dropping Leaves? Looking at the polka dot pattern on the leaves of this plant, there’s no wonder that the Begonia maculata, or polka dot Begonia, has quickly become a favorite amongst houseplant enthusiasts. Begonias are called easy and beginner plants according to the University of Vermont. I can say based …


  • Begonia Maculata Care -Polka Dot Begonia Growing Guide

    Begonia Maculata Care -Polka Dot Begonia Growing Guide

    In this article, I am going to write about Begonia maculata care. Begonia maculata goes by the botanical name Begonia maculata var. wightii and is a fiborous rooted upright Angel-Winged cane Begonia commonly referred to as the Polka Dot Begonia according to RHS. It derives its name from its unique silver spotted leaves and red …


  • How to Propagate a Begonia Like A Pro Gardener

    How to Propagate a Begonia Like A Pro Gardener

    Have you ever been at someone’s home only to have your breath stolen by the sight of the most beautiful begonia you’ve ever laid eyes on?  I’ve been there, and my first comment is usually, “Please, may I take some for a cutting?” Yep, I discovered quickly in my plant collecting days how to propagate …


  • How to Repot a Begonia in 5 Steps

    How to Repot a Begonia in 5 Steps

    Begonias are some of my favorite plants, and though they grow easily enough, repotting them can be a challenge. I made a few beginner mistakes at the start with my first begonia. Planting it into a much larger container will not result in a bigger plant, and giving it loads of fertilizer won’t supercharge a …


  • How To Root A Begonia – Steps You Should Know

    How To Root A Begonia – Steps You Should Know

    If you want to bring a bit of tropical flair to your beds or borders, consider the easy-to-grow begonia. These plants resemble a rose- though they are not a member of the rose family, and they thrive in shady locations. Begonias yield beautiful, colorful flowers and work well indoors or out. Want to grow big, …


  • Why is My Angel Wing Begonia Dropping Leaves? 5 Reasons!

    Why is My Angel Wing Begonia Dropping Leaves? 5 Reasons!

    The angel wing begonia is popular worldwide for its incredible heart-shaped leaves resembling folded wings, hence the name.  When placed in a room as a table or floor houseplant, it radiates vibrance and elegance that leave observes in awe.  These beauties are natives of South America and are named for their tough, bamboo-like stems. They …


  • What Causes White Spots on Begonia Leaves? 4 Reasons

    What Causes White Spots on Begonia Leaves? 4 Reasons

    Begonias are mostly grown for their striking foliage, while some have vibrant flowers. Begonias can grow between 1 to 3 feet (30-91cm). Their short stature allows for placements in any part of the house or office. While Begonia’s are easy to take care of, many plant growers underestimate the task, which results in the plant becoming …


  • Beefsteak Begonia Care – Best Secrets Revealed!

    Beefsteak Begonia Care – Best Secrets Revealed!

    If you are the kind of person who appreciates attention-grabbing foliage in your living room, the Beefsteak Begonia must be the plant that goes right up your alley! Begonia Erythrophylla, more popularly known as the Beefsteak Begonia, is a favorite when it comes to indoor plants.  You might already be familiar with the name of …


  • How Often Should You Water Begonias? It depends

    How Often Should You Water Begonias? It depends

    Begonia plants are known to grow as tall as twelve inches and have stunning flowers that catch everyone’s attention. This plant is from the Begoniaceae family that has over 1825 species in the subtropics of the old and new world. Although Begonia plants are not difficult to grow, they are considered to be high maintenance …


  • Are Begonias OK In The Shade? Explained!

    Are Begonias OK In The Shade? Explained!

    Nothing adds beauty to your garden or apartment the way pinkish-red Begonias do. People adore their flowers and leaves. Beginners can also decorate their homes with these houseplants as they don’t ask a lot. As adaptive as they are, your Begonias can be a little picky when it comes to the right lighting conditions. Though …


  • Begonia Popenoei Best Care Tips

    Begonia Popenoei Best Care Tips

    Anthuriums are not the only plants with huge leaves; Giant Leaf Begonias are also available for Begonia admirers. The showy Begonia Popenoei can be easily grown in a container, hanging basket, and even in the ground soil. According to the American Begonia Society, Begoniaceae is the largest flowering plant family with about 1500 species. Begonia …


  • Begonia Socotrana – A Complete Care Guide

    Begonia Socotrana – A Complete Care Guide

    The Begonia socotrana is a rare species of tuberous begonias commonly used to hybridize with other tuberous begonias. But I’ve found this a great species to grow just as it is, for its unique foliage and rich blooms. The leaves are almost circular and peltate, having a deep green hue and a unique rough texture …


  • Begonia Pearcei Care – Everything You Need to Know!

    Begonia Pearcei Care – Everything You Need to Know!

    (image credit, IG: nottodayrootrot) Tuberous begonias are typically grown for the attractive blooms. Begonia pearcei, however, is unusual in the sense that it has very attractive foliage as well as flowers whilst being a tuberous Begonia. The leaves are velvety and dark, with prominent white venation. The flowers are showy yellow that makes a great …


  • Fail-safe Tips for Begonia X Semperflorens Care

    Fail-safe Tips for Begonia X Semperflorens Care

    Commonly known as Wax Begonia, the Begonia x semperflorens is a compact fibrous begonia with succulent foliage. The leaves are either green tinged with red, or greenish brown tinged with bronze or sometimes a dark beet colour. In full sun the red to bronze tinge grows to a rich blush. Begonia x semperflorens variety flowers …


  • Begonia Peltatifolia Care – Expert Tips!

    Begonia Peltatifolia Care – Expert Tips!

    (image credit, IG: roger.swchien) Begonia Peltatifolia is endemic to Hainan Island, China, according to the Royal Botanical Garden and comes from the Begoniaceae family. Begonia Peltatifolia is a tender perennial grown specifically for their foliage and colorful flowers. This plant can be grown anywhere outdoor, in the ground, indoors in pots, or in hanging baskets. Begonia …


  • Begonia Microsperma Complete Care Guide

    Begonia Microsperma Complete Care Guide

    Begonia Microsperma is a rare Begonia species that is native to the tropical regions of West Africa, specifically Cameroon. This plant develops small, eye-catching yellow flowers. This rhizomatous plant has textured leaves with tiny hairs. This species requires special care because it will thrive in high humidity( 60-80%) areas only. For soil, it needs a …


  • Begonia Acetosa Master Care Guide

    Begonia Acetosa Master Care Guide

    Begonias are among the most popular houseplants, and it’s easy to see why. They require very little in the way of maintenance, making them suitable for seasoned and novice gardeners alike. Plus, they have stunning flowers and foliage, so they’re sure to add a wow factor to your home. Acetosa is one of my favorite …


  • Begonia Benigo Care: Here’s What You Need to Know

    Begonia Benigo Care: Here’s What You Need to Know

    The Begonia benigo plant is nicknamed the “Angel Wing” due to its angel wing-shaped leaves. These gorgeous leaves are dark green with red or silver specks. Under the leaves is a holly red. Plus, there are pink flowers in clusters. The Begonia benigo plant needs bright but indirect sunlight. You want to use well-draining soil …


  • Begonia Conchifolia (Zip Begonia) #1 Care Hacks

    Begonia Conchifolia (Zip Begonia) #1 Care Hacks

    (image credit: greenghent IG) Begonia Conchifolia, commonly known as Zip Begonia make lovely windowsill plants adding a splash of glossy green in the room. The most eye-catching thing about Begonia Conchifolia is the single red dot at the centre of its round peltate leaves where the petiole joins the leaf at the bottom. Like a …


  • Begonia Goegoensis Care – Master Guide

    Begonia Goegoensis Care – Master Guide

    (Image credit IG so0tie) The Begonia goegoensis is a rhizomatous Begonia first discovered in Goego, Sumatra. It is a rare plant with distinctive rounded leaves with a quilted green and bronze pattern framed by lighter, almost spiderweb-shaped veining. The leaf’s underside is a deep red color, and with such a striking appearance, you might be …


  • Begonia Thelmae Care: Here’s What Truly Matters

    Begonia Thelmae Care: Here’s What Truly Matters

    From one of the largest flowering plant genera comes the species Begonia thelmae. Overall, any begonia plant is the most popular choice of plant for the home environment. Yet, with its spectacular deep green lustrous leaves, the thelmae is undeniably the more attractive of houseplants! With begonias in hanging baskets a fantastic idea for indoor …


  • Begonia Fuchsioides Care – #1 Grow Instructions

    Begonia Fuchsioides Care – #1 Grow Instructions

    Begonia Fuchsioides belongs to the Begoniaceae family, a gorgeous perennial plant that everyone favors because of its red-colored flowers. The flowers may vary in colors from light pink to whitish-pink, and their foliage is small, shiny, and mid-green. Begonia Fuchsioides make fascinating houseplants; their flowers are enduring and drooping. Begonia Fuchsioides can be grown indoors …


  • Begonia Boliviensis Care for Dummies

    Begonia Boliviensis Care for Dummies

    The spectacular Begonia Boliviensis is a sight to behold with its fiery reddish-orange blooms held among large lush green leaves. This alluring species is also known as ‘Santa Cruz’ and ‘Begonia Bonfire.’ By adding the Begonia Boliviensis plant to your houseplants collection, you will be rewarded with the most beautiful notes of color throughout summer …


  • Scarlet Begonia (Begonia Coccinea) Best Care Tips

    Scarlet Begonia (Begonia Coccinea) Best Care Tips

    Scarlet Begonias are also known as Begonia Coccinea, and it is part of one of the most diverse families known as Begoniaceae. This plant is a native of the Atlantic forest located in Brazil. Due to the stunning appearance of the flowers and foliage on this plant, it is grown as a decorative piece for …


  • Begonia Sutherlandii Care Tips You Should Know About

    Begonia Sutherlandii Care Tips You Should Know About

    The Begonia sutherlandii (Be-GON-yuh Suth-er-LAN-dee-eye), Begonia Papaya or Sutherland Begonia is a rare is a cascading perennial that has lovely small apricot-colored flowers and belong to the species of tuberous Begonia. They are tuberous perennials native to the south of Tanzania and South Africa. Begonia Sutherlandii is a tuberous perennial, and it grows from a …


  • Begonia Brevirimosa Care – Things You Didn’t Know

    Begonia Brevirimosa Care – Things You Didn’t Know

    The Begonia brevirimosa will make anyone look twice. Doesn’t it look like the perfect combination of botany and art? And even though it looks like some kind of man-made or alien creation, this plant is not cultivated and what you see is what nature made. To care for Begonia brevirimosa keep temperatures in the range …


  • Begonia Sparreana Care Made Easy

    Begonia Sparreana Care Made Easy

    The beautiful Begonia sparreana plant creates beautiful pink flowers on bright red vines. You’ll love having this Begonia hanging out in a hanging basket in your home. A Begonia sparreana needs bright but indirect sunlight to thrive. For soil, you’re going to need a well-draining loamy soil. The soil should always be moist but never …


  • Begonia Masoniana (Iron Cross Begonia) #1 Best Care Hacks

    Begonia Masoniana (Iron Cross Begonia) #1 Best Care Hacks

    Begonia Masoniana is a classic specimen for collectors of exotic foliage plants. It has medium sized, asymmetrical leaves with a puckered, leather-like texture and a bristly feel to them. The distinction is the chocolate brown, cross-shaped markings in the middle of apple green leaves. The markings resemble the Iron Cross symbol used during medieval crusades, …


  • Begonia Odorata Care: Here’s What You Need to Know

    Begonia Odorata Care: Here’s What You Need to Know

    Begonia Odorata is an upright Begonia. It has large leaves that are evergreen and are shaped like an oval. The leaves are textured and glossy, which gives the plant a stunning appearance. Basic care for this plant involves moist but well-drained soil, which should have a neutral to acidic soil pH. It is important to …


  • Begonia Bogneri Care – #1 Plant Advice

    Begonia Bogneri Care – #1 Plant Advice

    It’s no secret that Begonias make ideal houseplants. They’re not difficult to care for and are highly-versatile. One Begonia species that I am particularly fond of, is the Begonia bogneri. Its care requires temperatures between 50° to 86°F (10° to 30°C) and well-draining soil that is rich in humus. Indirect sunlight to partial shade. Water …


  • Begonia Venosa Care – Guide To Plant Success

    Begonia Venosa Care – Guide To Plant Success

    (Image credit @stinasplants IG) Begonia Venosa is from the Begoniaceae family and is a thick shrub that was first discovered in Brazil according to the University of Florida. The leaves of Begonia Venosa are evergreen and succulent. This stunning plant is meant to be kept as an indoor plant because of its gorgeous foliage and …


  • Begonia Foliosa Care Tips that Nobody ever Told You about

    Begonia Foliosa Care Tips that Nobody ever Told You about

    The beautiful Begonia Foliosa is a wonderful houseplant choice for a wide variety of reasons. It’s bushy evergreen foliage and fuchsia-like blooms set it apart from several other plant species. It is also widely known as Begonia Fuchsioides Var. Miniata and Begonia Fuchsioides. The plant care of this tender perennial is nothing out of the …


  • Begonia Cucullata Care: Here’s What You Need to Know

    Begonia Cucullata Care: Here’s What You Need to Know

    Begonia Cucullata is one of the most commonly cultivated plants for gardens and flower beds. They are a classic and have been colorfully decorating gardens for ages. They are native to South America (Argentina, Paraguay, Brazil) and can grow up to 18 inches in height and 24 inches in width. What is special about Begonia …


  • Begonia Bipinnatifida Care: Here’s What’s Important

    Begonia Bipinnatifida Care: Here’s What’s Important

    The Begonia Bipinnitifida or Fern leaf Begonia is a special species of Begonia that will be appealing to rare and particular plant lovers. Native to New Guinea it was first discovered growing in the high rocky environment of Mount Horne. Its name bipinnatifida perfectly describes it’s twice pinnate leaves that look like they belong to …


  • Begonia Nelumbiifolia- Best Care Guide

    Begonia Nelumbiifolia- Best Care Guide

    The Begonia family plants are known for their unparalleled combination of bright colors and striking appearances. Most of the Begonia family species originate from tropical and subtropical regions such as Central and South America, Africa, and Southern Asia. The Begonia Nelumbiifolia particularly makes an excellent houseplant choice for various reasons. The Begonia Nelumbiifolia is a …


  • Begonia Prismatocarpa Care – Ultimate Guide

    Begonia Prismatocarpa Care – Ultimate Guide

    Begonias are one of the largest flowering plant genera that have more than 1,800 species. The bright, colorful foliage, as well as the blooms, are the main reasons for the popularity of Begonias. Today’s plant is another must-have for flower lovers. Begonia Prismatocarpa needs a combination of well-draining and moisture-holding potting soil for good growth. …


  • Begonia Obliqua – A Complete Care Guide

    Begonia Obliqua – A Complete Care Guide

    My favorite summer flowers are Begonias. Of the many varieties available, Begonia Obliqua is a perfect candidate to grow in those “bald” gaps and corners of the garden that need a quick green cover at the start of spring. Their growing behavior is often considered rather weed-like with more and more plants automatically re-emerging every …


  • 10 Best Begonia Rex Care Tips – Growing Guide

    10 Best Begonia Rex Care Tips – Growing Guide

    This article is about how to care for Begonia rex. The Begonia is a stunning houseplant with colored leaves that grows from a rhizome. The original Rex Begonia had dark leaves with wonderful silver designs. The original plant came from India. This plant can come in a variety of colors depending on how it’s bred. …


  • Begonia Listada Plant Care Best Practices

    Begonia Listada Plant Care Best Practices

    If you are looking for a special Begonia to add to your collection, a Begonia Listada might be what you are looking for. This special little plant is native to Brazil and it shows in its interesting foliage. Its leaves are velvet to the touch and have a striking, vivid, bright green stripe in the …


  • Bronze Leaf Begonia Care – Best Secrets Revealed

    Bronze Leaf Begonia Care – Best Secrets Revealed

    Bronze leaf Begonias are a species of wax Begonia that can be grown both indoors and outdoors. They are perennials but often treated as annuals to embellish gardens and balconies during the summer or cultivated indoors if you want year-round Begonia wonderfulness. In this article, we are taking a deep dive into caring for a …


  • A Guide to Growing Begonia Tuberhybrida

    A Guide to Growing Begonia Tuberhybrida

    Begonias are what I love to call, a gardener’s delight! Featuring bright red, pink or orange flowers, they make for some of the most attractive houseplants. They’re also incredibly easy to grow. Plus, you get to choose from dozens of Begonias as there are more than 1,000 species. In this post however, we’ll focus on …


  • Elatior Begonia Care Tips from A to Z

    Elatior Begonia Care Tips from A to Z

    Elatior Begonias are a wonderful and bushy member of the Begonia family that is semi tuberous and have been specifically grown to have long indoor flowering seasons. The flowers are delicate and small and grow on brittle stems. They can be a single or a double flower and range in color from white, to yellow …


  • Begonia Darthvaderiana Care

    Begonia Darthvaderiana Care

    The Begonia darthvaderiana plant is named after Darth Vader. Yes, it’s named after Darth Vader. This is because of the beautiful dark brown or black leaves the plant produces. And we can’t forget the gorgeous red flowers. This Begonia plant needs well-draining soil so it doesn’t develop root rot. It needs partial shade. Direct sunlight …


  • Begonia Amphioxus In-Depth Care Hacks

    Begonia Amphioxus In-Depth Care Hacks

    This one goes out to all you rare plant lovers and tropical plant enthusiasts. We are talking about none other than the head-turning Begonia amphioxus. Small but extremely eye-catching with its butterfly wing-like leaves, this plant will feel most at home in a terrarium or greenhouse with high humidity. It is not easy to take …


  • Begonia Grandis Care – Secrets To Success

    Begonia Grandis Care – Secrets To Success

    There are many types of Begonias, but the Begonia Grandis is part of the tuberous family of Begonias. It grows green heart-shaped foliage that has a red vein that runs through it. As a result, the back of their leaves is pretty when they are backlit in a garden or pot. The blossoms are either …