Plant Name: Begonia spp.
Common Name: Begonias
Light Needs: Protect from hot sun.
Best Temperatures: Above 60° F.
Water and Humidity Requirements: Let it dry between waterings and give extra humidity.
Growing Guidelines: Grow in humus-rich, soil-less mix and fertilize twice a month from spring to fall.
Common Problems: Leaves will drop if the plants get too little or too much water. Mold, mildew and rot can be a problem with over-watering.
Propagation: Begonias root easily from tip cuttings and seed.
Observation: If the begonias are not blooming, they may require a cool/dry rest period.
Interesting Fact: Begonias are part of the sixth largest genus of flowering plants.