parallax background

Begonia (Flowering Pot Plant)

Classification: Flowering pot plant

House Plant Group: Elatior plant, lorraine plant or tuberous plant (depending on variety)

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

Safe for pets? No

Varieties:

  • Begonia cheimantha (Christmas begonia)
  • Begonia elatior
  • Begonia fireglow
  • Begonia multiflora
  • Begonia sutherlandii
  • Begonia tuberhybrida
  • Begonia tuberhybrida pendula (Basket 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: