Begonias

Warm temperatures and joyful devotion from a gardener are what helps begonias grow tall, strong and colorful. Found in shades of white, pink, yellow, and scarlet, this flowering plant is hardy and easy to grow. All it requires is a little sun, a little water, and a lot of love.

Your new begonia plant can be a part of your home décor for a long time if it is cared for in the right way. We have provided instructions here, as well as with the begonia so you can delight in this flowering plant for as long as you choose to care for it.

1) Plant begonia in pot that allows about 2 inches of space all the way around the roots. Using a pot that is too large will hold too much water and not allow the begonia to properly grow.

2) Begonias like to sit in locations that have daily full to partial morning sunlight.

3) Put the plant on a regular watering schedule. The soil should be kept moist, but not wet or soggy. If soil is dry to the touch, the plant needs water. If it is wet, it has received too much. Too much water can cause root rot and kill the begonia. We suggest watering over a sink or bowl so the excess water can drain out.

4) Feed the plant a balanced houseplant fertilizer once a month. Follow directions on the label of plant food.

5) Prune the plant by removing any blooms that are faded or dead. Leaving deadheads on the plant will cause it to spend its energy trying to revive them, instead of focusing its energy on keeping the rest of the plant healthy.

6) Begonias should live in a temperature of 65-72°F. They grow well in warmer, more humid temperatures.