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BEGONIA [bəˈɡōnyə]

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begonia (noun) · begonias (plural noun)

  • a herbaceous plant of warm climates, the flowers of which have brightly colored sepals but no petals. Numerous cultivars are grown for their flowers or striking foliage.

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1. Begonia Begonias have been around for ages, and with good reason: This easy-to-grow annual does well in a variety of conditions and needs little to thrive

2. Typically used as houseplants and in shaded summer beds, Begonias have tropical and subtropical origins

3. Although typically on the smaller side, Begonia plants pack a big punch of color and interest.

4. Begonias are an easy go-to annual for filling containers or hanging baskets

5. Although certain varieties host blooms of pink, white, red, or orange, these hardy plants are often grown for their foliage. Begonia leaves come in almost any color and pattern, and add texture and interest to the garden.

6. Begonia is a genus of about 1,300 species of annuals, perennials, shrubs and climbers

7. Begonia plants are typically under 1 foot tall, with loads of colorful flowers up to 4 inches wide. Begonias are generally hardy in zones 9 & 10, and in colder zones (2 - 8), they can be grown as annuals and overwintered indoors to grow year after year

8. Known as wax Begonias or bedding Begonias, annual Begonia plants (Begonia semperflorens) grow quickly and easily fill in spaces in the garden that will benefit from attractive foliage and frilly flowers

9. Begonia Begonias are warm-climate plants from a huge genus

10. Others (such as Rex Begonias) make their statements with artfully patterned foliage that is equally compelling.

11. Begonia Plant Features A large family of easy-care annual flowers, Begonias come in a wide variety of shapes, sizes, and colors

12. Probably the most popular member of the family is commonly called wax Begonia

13. Begonias are a great way to brighten up both the home and garden

14. Taking care of Begonias is easy, especially when you have the right Begonia care information on hand

15. While some types of Begonia are grown for their flowers, others are grown for their foliage.

16. Healthy Begonia roots should be white and firm rather than yellow or brown and mushy

17. Rootbound Begonias are often stressed and may not be as healthy.

18. With more than 1,200 known species, the Begoniaceae family is one of the largest flowering plant groups

19. Even so, it’s relatively simple to identify Begonias because all of its

20. Tuberous Begonias are popular for their beautiful flowers that come in a variety of colors and forms

21. Begonias can be grown from seed at home and it’s a popular method to multiply some species, especially the outdoor varieties that are grown for their flowers

22. Begonias (Begonia species) belong to a huge family that includes over 1000 species worldwide.Except for the hardy Begonia, which will survive winters in South Carolina, Begonias don’t tolerate cold temperatures, and are grown either as annuals or dug up in the fall, stored and replanted in the spring.

23. All Begonias types just need a good bright location out of direct sunlight and they're all set to grow, look beautiful and flower happily

24. The flowering types struggle in dark or very poorly lit areas where as the Begonias grown purely for foliage fair a little better.

25. Begonia grandis is a hardy perennial Begonia (zones 6-9) that’s often grown with hostas and astilbes

26. The focus of this article is tuberous Begonias

27. Tuberous Begonias can have either an upright growth habit (for window boxes, flower pots and garden beds) or a cascading habit (for

28. Begonia tubers are a perfect solution for your shaded garden beds, planters and hanging baskets

29. Begonia plants are available in a wide variety of flower shapes, colors and heights and thrive in the shade! Double Begonias provide large rose shaped blooms, and work great for shaded garden beds and container planters

30. Jazz up your patio or porch with beautiful showy hanging basket Begonias that

31. Begonia luxurians adds a distinctive tropical texture and reaches 3-5' tall in a single season

32. Doublet Begonias have darling double flowers on top of shiny dark leaves; Rieger Begonias have rosebud-style flowers that come in a wide array of colors.

33. Mature Begonias can be propagated by leaf or stem cuttings, by division, or even by collecting and then planting the seeds

34. Begonia stem cuttings are pretty easy to root, as long as they get enough humidity

35. Rex Begonias (Begonia rex) are tropical plants, prized for their colorfully patterned and intriguingly shaped leaves

36. Most rex Begonias sold today are named hybrids, although they are not always labeled as such.

37. Select a type of Begonia to plant

38. There are two general types of Begonias: those grown from seeds, and those grown from tubers/bulbs

39. The seed-started Begonias tend to be a bit smaller and difficult to grow, while bulb Begonias are sturdier and larger plants.

40. Begonia, (genus Begonia), any of about 1,000 species of mostly rather succulent plants in the family Begoniaceae, many with colourful flowers or leaves and used as pot plants indoors or as garden plants

41. Fuchsia Begonia (sold as Begonia fuchsioides or Begonia foliosa miniata) has delicate stems to 2 feet tall, with dangling rose-pink to rose-red flowers that resemble fuchsias

42.

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44. We carry over 35 different kinds of fibrous Begonia plants

45. The Begonia family contains more than 1,300 species and hybrids, many of which are commonly grown as potted foliage plants

46. Begonias that do best in the landscape generally fall into three groups: wax Begonias, cane or angel-wing Begonias, and rhizomatous Begonias

47. Other types like tuberous, Rex, and Rieger Begonias prefer cool temperatures and

48. Begonia flowers bloom into whites and warm colors, adding a sense of tropical beauty to a range of growth zones

49. Add Begonia bulbs to the garden for beds of color amid rich green leaves

50. Begonia bulbs thrive in shaded areas, and their rich colors make them an excellent choice for those dark pockets of the yard that get half sunlight during the day.

51. The tuberous type of Begonia is also very popular around the world as a bedding plant and also as a greenhouse plant

52. Grow this Begonia in shady window boxes and patio containers - anywhere you want to show off outrageous color for the full summer season

53. Red Cascading Begonia is a compact plant that forms small, crimson-colored blooms in spades

54. Begonia maculata, or Polka Dot Begonia as it’s often called, is a splashy show-stopper that looks fantastic with it’s olive green leaves and contrasting spots

55. Let’s get started with a quick summary of Begonia maculata care.

56. Today's Begonias are bigger and brighter than ever before! Heat-loving plants that flower nonstop for many months and often accompany their blooms with boldly colored foliage, Begonia is a great choice for shady to semi-shady areas of the garden and patio.

57. Rex Begonia needs morning sun to partial shade and, while it will tolerate full sun, it prefers sun dappled part shade and a good mulch in hot summer climates.

58. Begonia is a genus and common name of flowering plants from the family Begoniaceae

59. Begonias are believed to have originated in Brazil, but some are also found earlier in …

60. The American Begonia Society (ABS) is excited to announce that it has published a new book by Begonia researcher Mark Tebbitt, Ph.D

61. "Tuberous Begonias: A Monograph of Begonia section Australes".

62. This informative guide has over 140 beautifully photographed cultivated and wild tuberous Begonias with chapters on hybrids, species, cultivation, and more.

63. Begonia grandis, or Hardy Begonia, is an herbaceous perennial flowering plant often treated as a southern heirloom passed from garden to garden

64. Contains: 3 large Begonia tubers Botanical Name: Begonia tuberhybrida 'Giant Ruffled Red' Exposure: Partial Sun to Partial Shade; Bright Indirect Indoors Hardiness: Zones 9-11 or indoors

65. Begonia types Cane stemmed Begonias Tall growing, up to 1-2m, these varieties bloom from mid-summer to mid-autumn with fleshy flowers like little chandeliers, in shades of pink, red, orange and white.

66. Begonia 'Nonstop Orange' is an indefatigable bloomer continuously producing myriads of magnificent and huge, fully double flowers, up to 4 in

67. The most commonly known rhizomous Begonia is the Rex Begonia

68. Tuberous Begonias (Begonia tuberhybrida) Often difficult to grow these Begonias have showy double flowers that come in a wide range of colours.

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What does the name Begonia mean?

The meaning of Begonia is “Type of flower”. Keep in mind that many names may have different meanings in other countries and languages, so be careful that the name that you choose doesn’t mean something bad or unpleasant.

What does begonias mean?

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Why is my Begonia dropping leaves?

The most common reason begonia leaves rot is too frequent watering. Begonias are succulent plants with stems that are mostly water, which makes them very sensitive to moisture and fungus. Overwatering begonias causes their leaves to turn yellow, a process called chlorosis. Eventually, those leaves rot and then fall off.

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