Indoor Begonia Plant Care Guide

I have a begonia with dark wax leaves and white flowers. I have them each year on my porch and enjoy them. We, in Missouri, have cold winters and I have never tried to winter a plant. We have ultraviolet screening on each window so I don’t usually try to have house plants. I would like to try to have begonias year round. I am NOT well versed in flowers, just like to look at them. Please help, Begonias for Dummies is my level.

Hi Louan,

How to identify, grow, and care for a begonia plant.
Begonia Plant

You can certainly bring your begonias indoors for the winter. If your house is not very bright, you will probably need to get a grow light for your begonias. Also do not feed begonia plants in the winter and give them much less water. They will not grow much since this is their dormant period but should stay looking good until you can bring them back outside when temperatures are above 60°.

These plants are considered poisonous and should be kept away from pets and children. (Read more about common houseplants that are poisonous in Don’t Feed Me To Your Cat! A Guide to Poisonous Houseplants.

I’m not sure what kind of begonias you have, but you can read about indoor plant care for begonia rex and regular begonias in the Popular Houseplant section of the website.