What is this Flowering Plant? Rieger Begonia
On mother’s day I received this beautiful plant, i love it so much, from my nephews. I have tried looking it up to find information because i would love to keep it as healthy as possible, but I’ve had no luck. So if you can please name it and lead me to more information i would really appreciate it. Thank you for your time.
Your plant is called a Rieger Begonia. Here are some plant care tips for an indoor begonia plant. You can read more about the plant in the Popular Houseplant section of the website.
Light: Although certain varieties of Begonia plants can adapt to lower light, most Begonias need medium to bright indirect light
. The better the light, the more flowers a Begonia plant produces. Leaves and flowers drop off of a Begonia Plant when the light is too low.
Water: Water a Begonia Plant well, and then allow the top 50% of the soil to dry out before watering again. Too much water, causes mildew, mold, and permanent root damage to a Begonia Plant. Water dripped on the leaves of a Begonia plant may cause leaf-rot.
Fertilizer: Feed a Begonia Plant monthly with a fertilizer
high in phosphorous at 1/2 the recommended strength.
Temperature: Begonias Plants do well in cool temperatures between 65-75 degrees.
Humidity: A Begonia Plant needs a great deal of humidity to thrive. You can increase the humidity by placing a Begonia Plant on a wet pebble tray, by putting a small humidifier near the plant, or by grouping several plants close to each other and creating a mini- greenhouse effect.
Flowering: The brighter the light, the more flowers a Begonia Plant produces.
You can read all my care tips for a begonia in the Popular Houseplant section of the website.