- Begonia is a genus of perennial flowering plants in the family Begoniaceae.
- The genus contains more than 1,800 different plant species.
- The Begonias are native to moist subtropical and tropical climates.
- Some species are commonly grown indoors as ornamental houseplants in cooler climates.
- It has wonderful coloured leaves that are shaded dark green to magenta, which are adorned with polka dots ranging from pastel to hot pink.
- If the foliage wasn’t colourful enough, they can also produce vibrant pink flowers.
- Some of ours currently have flowers, while some are yet to bloom.
- It’s quite an unusual looking plant as it has a general bushier feel with lots of colourful leaves, and it can also branch out into different directions.
- It prefers organically rich, moist, and well-drained soil.
- Best in high humidity especially during the growing period.
- Feed with slow-release pellets or liquid fertilizer once a month.
- Shady bright to partial sunlight.
- Water when the soil feels dry to the touch.
- Allow soil to dry out between watering and watch for overwatering which can cause fungal diseases or rot.