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Care Guide

Begonia & Pellionia Care

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Meet the Begonia

One of the most stunning and eye-catching plants you can cultivate inside is the begonia. They are not extremely fragile, but they may be a little demanding about light and water, which makes them a perfect intermediate-level plant project. With their complex leaves, begonias are vivacious and entertaining plants that will liven up your environment and offer a dash of color. 

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Light

Cane Begonias love bright direct sunshine. Rex and Rhizomatous Begonias prefer a little more shade. Move your plant to a less sunny location if any of the leaves appear burned.

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Pet Friendly

No

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Water

The biggest issue in cultivating Begonias is finding the proper watering balance. Since Begonias are extremely sensitive to overwatering and are prone to developing root rot, the soil should ideally always be slightly moist but not soggy. Before watering, test the soil with your finger; the top inch should feel dry (approximately up to your first knuckle). While watering the soil, keep the leaves dry.

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Humidity

High

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Temperature

Begonias like temperatures of around 72º F, although they can also tolerate slightly higher or lower temperatures. Begonias thrive at higher temps with greater humidity.

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Difficult Level

Medium

   Common Problems Q&A

Are Begonias easy to care for?

Yes, as long as you give begonias the proper care, they are simple to cultivate. They are the pickiest when it comes to water and humidity, which can be challenging for some people to get just right.

Do Begonias prefer sun or shade?

The majority of Begonias prefer shade and will burn in direct sunlight. However this can vary slightly between different Begonia types.

Can Begonias live indoors?

Begonias are wonderful indoor plants and can survive indoors. Only the tuberous varieties, which need a period of winter hibernation, cannot be grown year-round inside.

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Begonia 'Pink Spotted'
Begonia 'Pink Spotted'
Begonia 'Pink Spotted'
Begonia 'Pink Spotted'

Begonia 'Pink Spotted'

$29.99
  • Botanical Name: Begonia Amphioxus
  • Common Name(s)Pink Spotted Begonia, Butterfly
  • Description: Begonia Amphioxus is a small but eye-catching plant that you can never deny introducing in your garden. The beautiful plant does not bear negligence, so you need to take care of it and provide it with the right growing conditions. Begonia Amphioxus is native to Borneo, Indonesia, and is native to tropical regions. You will love to grow this plant in your household. The plant is bushy and belongs to the Begonia family. The plant’s scientific name originates from ‘amphi’ ‘oxys’, meaning that the plant has pointed ends and they are elongated as well.

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Begonia 'Exotica'
Begonia 'Exotica'
Begonia 'Exotica'
Begonia 'Exotica'
Begonia 'Exotica'
Begonia 'Exotica'
Begonia 'Exotica'

Begonia 'Exotica'

$44.99
  • Botanical Name: Begonia brevirimosa subsp. exotica
  • Common Name(s)Exotica, Edinburgh, Shrub Begonia
  • Description: The Exotica Begonia is an exciting rarity from the rain forests of New Guinea. It's large, metallic-looking leaves sport bright-pink variegation that demands attention. This is a naturally-occurring form, not a cultivated hybrid. If you can meet its basic needs (some warmth & humidity) it is surprisingly easy to grow!
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Begonia Mocca Deep Orange
Begonia Mocca Deep Orange
Begonia Mocca Deep Orange
Begonia Mocca Deep Orange
Begonia Mocca Deep Orange
Begonia Mocca Deep Orange

Begonia Mocca Deep Orange

$22.99
  • Botanical Name: Begonia x tuberhybrida

  • Common Name: Mocca Deep Orange Tuberous

  • Description:  Big, double blossoms on upright, bushy plants with bronzed foliage that is slightly more heat tolerant than most tuberous begonias–that describes the Non-Stop Mocha Mix. They belong to the Tuberhybrida Group, a collection of begonia hybrids derived from mountain-growing species native to the South American Andes. Plants arise in spring from winter-dormant root tubers and flower in the full-color array, of the Non-Stop Series, from white through yellow and orange to red. These extravagant flowers are produced from summer to mid-autumn and are set among open, succulent stems across the plant. They are produced in a cluster of three buds, with two smaller female flowers next to the larger, usually double, and showier male flower. Leaves are fleshy, jagged and pointed, glossy and dark or medium green in color, many with flashes of red or bronze.
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Begonia Tiger Paws - 4
Begonia Tiger Paws - 4
Begonia Tiger Paws - 4
Begonia Tiger Paws - 4
Begonia Tiger Paws - 4
Begonia Tiger Paws - 4
Begonia Tiger Paws - 4
Begonia Tiger Paws - 4

Begonia Tiger Paws - 4" Pot

$27.99
  • Botanical Name: Begonia Bowerae

  • Common Name: Begonia Tiger Paws, Eyelash Begonia

  • Description: Striking foliage of small, chocolate to bronze-red leaves, adorned with bright green, paw-like markings. The leaves have white eyelash-like hairs on their edges, hence the common name. Great as an indoor plant and outdoor plant, thanks to its rich colors and relatively rapid growth.
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Begonia 'Rex' - 4 Pack Variety
Begonia 'Rex' - 4 Pack Variety
Begonia 'Rex' - 4 Pack Variety
Begonia 'Rex' - 4 Pack Variety
Begonia 'Rex' - 4 Pack Variety
Begonia 'Rex' - 4 Pack Variety
Begonia 'Rex' - 4 Pack Variety
Begonia 'Rex' - 4 Pack Variety
Begonia 'Rex' - 4 Pack Variety
Begonia 'Rex' - 4 Pack Variety
Begonia 'Rex' - 4 Pack Variety
Begonia 'Rex' - 4 Pack Variety
Begonia 'Rex' - 4 Pack Variety
Begonia 'Rex' - 4 Pack Variety
Begonia 'Rex' - 4 Pack Variety
Begonia 'Rex' - 4 Pack Variety
Begonia 'Rex' - 4 Pack Variety
Begonia 'Rex' - 4 Pack Variety
Begonia 'Rex' - 4 Pack Variety
Begonia 'Rex' - 4 Pack Variety

Begonia 'Rex' - 4 Pack Variety

$49.99
  • Botanical Name: Begonia Rex
  • Common Name(s)Rex Begonia
  • Description: Rex begonia offers colorful foliage and is one of the most interesting indoor plants around. Despite its exotic looks, Rex begonia is actually easy to grow. Because it's a relatively short houseplant, Rex begonia is perfect for desks and tabletops where its wildly colorful, variegated foliage makes it a perfect contrast against other houseplants.

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Pellionia 'Watermelon' on Wood Mount
Pellionia 'Watermelon' on Wood Mount
Pellionia 'Watermelon' on Wood Mount
Pellionia 'Watermelon' on Wood Mount
Pellionia 'Watermelon' on Wood Mount
Pellionia 'Watermelon' on Wood Mount
Pellionia 'Watermelon' on Wood Mount
Pellionia 'Watermelon' on Wood Mount

Pellionia 'Watermelon' on Wood Mount

$29.99
  • Botanical Name: Peperomia argyreia
  • Common Name(s): Watermelon Peperomia, Watermelon Begonia, 
  • Description: Native to northern South America, including Bolivia, Brazil, Ecuador, and Venezuela. The plant is not closely related to either watermelons or begonias. These terms relate to the shape, markings, and texture of the leaves. Growing to 20 cm tall. It is a perennial with asymmetrical oval green leaves, slightly fleshy, strikingly marked with curved silver stripes, and red stems. Tiny green flower spikes appear in summer.
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