What Do Wax Begonias Need to Survive?

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Wax begonias are a hardy, low-maintenance flowering annual that bloom from spring planting until the first hard frost. Because they do well in all but the coldest and hottest conditions, they are a popular and colorful choice of gardeners in many areas of the country, either as a bedding plant or in containers. Description Wax…


How to Care for Wax Leaf Begonias

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Wax leaf begonias, Latin name Begonia x semperflorens-cultorum, are grown as annuals in flower gardens. Wax leaf begonias grow about 12 inches tall and produce continual blooming color throughout the summer. These shade-loving plants produce small blossoms in red, pink and white on a bushy mound of shiny succulent leaves. The leaves are green, variegated…


Planting Tuberous Begonias

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Tuberous begonias are popular plants in a home garden. They prefer part shade and will grow robustly in pots, hanging baskets, window boxes and flower beds. There are many different color and shape varieties of tuberous begonias and these easy-to-grow plants will show delightful color continually throughout the growing season. Starting Inside If you will…


Care of Tuberous Begonias

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Tuberous begonias are bulbs that can grow well in the ground, in pots or, popularly, in hanging baskets. They provide large, bright blooms and a long flowering season, but if planted in the ground they must be dug up and overwintered indoors. They are different from their smaller cousin, flowering begonia, often seen as a…


How to Start Begonias

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Whether you are interested in begonias for their flowers or for their foliage, the make beautiful plants for either indoors or outside. Difficulty: Easy Instructions things you’ll need: begonia cuttings or tubers starting trays or pots peat moss sand fine potting soil Start cuttings and tubers 2 to 3 months before planting them outdoors. Put…


How to Raise Begonias Indoors

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Begonias are beautiful flowering plants but they do require some care and they can be fussy about the kind of care they receive. Learning the secrets of proper begonia care can provide you with years of enjoyment from these beautiful plants. Difficulty: Moderately Easy Instructions things you’ll need: Begonia plant Hanging basket Partially shaded window…


How to Care for Angelwing Begonias

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Angel wing begonias (Begonia coccinea) are succulent, tropical plants. The stems are cane-like, resembling bamboo. The thick leaves are green with white markings and burgundy-colored underneath. The wing shapes of the leaves give this begonia variety its name. During the spring and summer, small blossoms hang in clusters beneath the leaves. Difficulty: Moderately Easy Instructions…


How to Propagate Giant Begonias

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A giant begonia, a member of the Begoniaceae family, can add a lot of character and color to your garden. The large perennial tubers produce green foliage and bright flowers. If you wish to multiply the number of giant begonias in your yard without purchasing new seeds or nursery begonias, you can propagate the plant,…


How to Care for Wax Begonias

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Wax begonias are an easy low maintenance annual. They come in a variety of beautiful colors such as white, pink or red. Their glossy silky leaves make them seem almost artificial. Because of their neat appearance, wax begonias do well as a border for a flower garden or along a sidewalk. You can plant a…


Proper Spacing of Wax Begonias

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Wax begonias will bloom in the spring all the way through the summer. A perennial, often gardeners treat them as annuals because the begonia will not tolerate frost and needs to be brought indoors during the winter. All begonias have a tendency to form fungal and bacterial diseases if they do not receive proper ventilation…


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