Begonia flower is a warm-climate ornamental plant in a very large genus. The potential of most Begoniaflowers lies in their ability to provide persistent colors in gloomy or low-light conditions. There are almost a few new-planted varieties that thrive in the sun. Some Begoniaflowers are very large and have lush flowers. Some Begoniaflowers have beautiful markings on the leaves but last longer. The best varieties introduced in recent years also provide eye-catching fragrances.
Begonia flower is generally used as an indoor plant and a shaded flower bed in summer, which originates from the tropics and subtropics. Part of it was planted for its asymmetry, patterns, and colorful flowers and leaves, while others were to add color to the gloomy garden area and produce bright flowers. Although generally small, the color and interest of the packaging of the Begonia flower ornamental plant are overwhelming.
|Height/Spread||6 – 12 inch and 5 feet tall or more.|
|Exposure||Sun to shade, depending on variety.|
|Bloom Time||Blooming from early summer until frost.|
|Flower Colors||Orange, Pink, Red, White|
|Water||Medium water needs|
|Flower Zones||9 – 11|
|Special Features||Attracts butterflies, Attracts hummingbirds, Colorful foliage, Super-easy to grow|
The most common is the Begonias species, also called Wax begonias, annual Begonias, or potted Begonias. This shade-loving plant brings a pile of color when planted under a tree or in a flowerpot, hanging basket, or window frame. Wax begonias are usually grown as annuals and can be 6 to 12 inches tall and wide.
A subgroup of rhizomes, Rex begonias (Begonia rex), is ubiquitous, usually up to 12 to 18 inches tall and wide. Their distinctive leaves make them popular indoor plants, but they may be picky. They are wonderful in summer flower beds or containers, especially when combined with ferns and other semi-shaded companions.
Another popular species, Tuberous begonias have spectacular colorful flowers, especially in hanging baskets or containers. They also have a greater growth habit than Rex begonias, growing indoor plants 12 to 18 inches tall and outdoor containers up to 3 feet or taller.
The largest type, Rhizome begonias, is characterized by relatively thick stems, which means that the rhizomes grow horizontally near the surface of the soil environment and grow new roots and leaves. They also have some of the most interesting leaves and stems and are often grown as indoor plants. There are large and small, ranging from just a few inches to large plants, up to 3 feet tall and wide.
With straight growing habits and segmented stems, sugarcane species have beautiful leaves and a universal color for flowering. The angel wing Begonia, known for its wing-shaped leaves, also belongs to this category. They are very popular and suitable as indoor plants, but they can also be grown outdoors. Their size varies with growing conditions, from 6-12 inches indoor plants to 5 feet tall shrubs.
Begonia flowers still need some sunlight, but if the sunlight is dazzling and direct, they will not perform well. Instead, place them in filtered or weak light, such as under a tall and thin tree canopy. However, as described below, some Begonia flower species may tolerate more sunlight than others.