The begonia (of the Begoniaceae family) is known for its brilliant, frilly flowers and fancy foliage, and they make great indoor plants. This easy-to-grow flowering plant will flourish in the right place in your home. Begonias are best for the living room. Here are some tips on how to grow begonias.
How to look after your plant
- Begonias thrive best in medium-light, well-ventilated rooms.
- The watering of begonias is very important to get right. The soil should remain moist, but not too wet.
- Water them at the base to avoid leaf spot and the possibility of fungal diseases on flowers.
- Allow the top 20cm or so of soil to dry out before watering again.
- Protect from powdery mildew by supplying adequate ventilation.
- Begonias are best treated as annuals and discarded when flowering has finished.
- Living room spaces are perfect for begonias, as they are generally not in direct sunlight.
- However, if you do have a particularly sunny living room, choose another area in your home where your begonia will not be exposed to direct sunlight.
- Begonias look amazing as a coffee table centrepiece or clustered together with beautiful leafy plants.
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