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Begonia (Flowering House Plant)

Classification: Flowering house plant

House Plant Group: Cane-stemmed plant, trailing plant or bushy plant (depending on variety)

Character: Grown for temporary display (flower), the leafy ones are evergreen

Safe for pets? No

Varieties:

  • Begonia argenteo-guttata (Trout begonia)
  • Begonia coccinea (Angel wing begonia)
  • Begonia fuchsioides (Fuchsia begonia)
  • Begonia glaucophylia (Begonia limmingheiana – Shrimp begonia)
  • Begonia haageana (Elephant ear begonia)
  • Begonia lucerna
  • Begonia metallica
  • Begonia semperflorens (Wax begonia)
  • Begonia serratipetala (Pink spot begonia)

Plant Care:

Plant issues:

  • Brown blotches, turning grey & mouldy: Due to over moist soil and low light
  • Leaves with brown tip: Not enough humidity
  • Pale, rotting leaves: Due to over-watering
  • Yellowing leaves: Watering issues. Too little light
  • Loss of leaves: Not enough light / too much heat / watering issues
  • Flower buds drop: Not enough humidity or under-watering
  • Plant collapse: Root issues

Pests: