Begonias come in various species and types, with colors ranging from yellow and white to red and pink. Fibrous-rooted or tuberous, Begonias reproduce quickly and provide a colorful addition to an outdoor planting area or indoor floral display. Use them in flower beds, containers or indoor pots for added color spots throughout your house and garden. Begonias are virtually maintenance-free after they get acclimated.
Plant cuttings or transplant seedlings outside or in pots and hanging baskets after all danger of frost has passed. Plant fibrous root begonias about 2 inches deep, just enough to cover the root ball. Plant tuberous varieties slightly under the soil and 10 inches apart. Plant begonias in a combination of topsoil and peat moss or compost. Add fertilizer to the soil at the rate recommended by the manufacturer.
Water established plants, outdoors or indoors, only when they begin to dry. Begonia roots and tubes rot quickly when over-watered. Morning watering is best as it gives them an opportunity to dry before nightfall. Use mulch around your plants to maintain moist soil without over-watering.