Begonia Plant


Though many consider begonias to be an outdoor plant, they also make excellent indoor plants that may bloom the entire year. Begonia plants originally came from the tropical, moist regions of southern Asia, Africa, South America, and Central America which is why they require such high humidity. There are over 1500 varieties of begonia plants that fall into the categories of  stemmed, rhizomatous, or tuberous. The leaves of some such as the Begonia Rex or the Iron Cross begonia, have extraordinarily colorful foliage. Other varieties, such as the Reiger Begonia, have beautiful flowers. There are some such as the Angel Wing begonia, that have both lovely flowers and outstanding leaves. Begonia plants look great in hanging baskets,  placed on a table, or on a warm windowsill. All begonia plants have asymmetrical leaves, thick succulentLearn the definition of a succulent plant and why they are called a "fat plant." stems, and flowers that grow in clusters.

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