How to Winter Over Tuberous Begonias

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Tuberous begonias provide a bounty of flowers in a range of colors from white and yellow to red. They bloom throughout most of the summer and early fall, adding ongoing color throughout the warm months. They are versatile, growing well in both containers and in beds as well as in shaded areas that other flowering…


Houseplant Care for Begonias

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You can grow many types of begonias indoors as houseplants. Begonias do not require extensive care and attention, making them great for beginners with houseplants. Common houseplant begonia varieties include tuberous begonias, scarlet begonias and Reiger begonias. With the proper care, your begonias will flourish and add color to your home. Planting and Placement Plant…


How to Cut Back Foliage Begonias

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Begonias have tuberous roots that must be stored during the winter months to survive during cold weather and bloom again the next year. Like all plants with underground root structures, it is best to wait as long as possible to cut off the foliage so the begonias can continue to soak in the sun, convert…


How to Start Angel Wing Begonias

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Angel wing begonias are tropical houseplants that enjoy average room temperatures of 65 to 75 degrees Fahrenheit. This type of begonia has large green leaves with white markings. Delicate pale blossoms drape in clusters in the late winter and spring. Dwarf varieties grow 12 inches tall and others reach 36 inches tall. Angel wing begonias…


How to Cultivate Begonias

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If you want to have color in your garden, you will love cultivating tuberous begonias. These begonias, like potatoes, are stem tubers. They store food in their stems to form new plants during the growing season. A tuberous begonia will produce multiple flowers from the buds and eyes on the surface of its stem, according…


How to Care for Rhizomatous Begonias

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Rhizomatous begonias are one of the three major groups of begonia flowers. These begonias have thick stems and grow on the ground in a horizontal direction. Rex begonias and beefsteak begonias are good examples of the rhizomatous variety. Although they are native to the tropics, they do well indoors because they don’t tolerate extreme heat…


How to Winter Begonias

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Begonias are flowering perennials native to tropical and subtropical regions, where you can leave them outside all year. They love moderate heat, indirect sun and humidity. If you live in a colder climate and you plant your begonia in the ground, you’ll need to dig it up and take it indoors in the winter to…


How to Store Potted Tuberous Begonias

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In areas with freezing winters, tuberous begonias are not winter hardy. Tuberous begonias are tender perennials that need to be dug up and stored in a heated basement or garage so they won’t freeze. Potted tuberous begonias can be planted back outside the following spring. In late fall, before a heavy frost that will kill…


Planting Care of Begonias

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Begonias are succulent plants with an array of vibrant colors and flower diversity. The blooms of these fast-growing plants are ruffled, plain or double. Begonias can be grown indoors or outdoors and developed as upright plants or trailing. There are over 1,000 species of begonias in three varieties: fibrous-rooted, rhizomatous and tuberous-rooted. The easy-to-care-for tuberous-rooted…


The Care of Wax Begonias

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The wax begonia (Begonia x semperflorens-cultorum) is a hardy, low-maintenance annual ideal for beginning gardeners. This long-blooming, drought-tolerant specimen displays red, pink or white flowers from late spring until mid-autumn. The flowers have single or double blooms. The plant derives its name from its waxy, shiny leaves, which reduce water loss in the heat of…


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