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 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…


Angel Wing Begonia Care Guide

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Angel wing begonias (Begonia lucerna ‘Sophie Cecile’) are easy-to-care-for houseplants that grow up to 48 inches high. They produce pointed, dark green foliage–usually with white spots–year-round and delicate hanging pink blooms in the spring or summer. The exact shade of the blooms depends upon how much light the plant receives. Although they aren’t demanding plants,…


How to Care for the Rex Begonia Plant

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Though begonias typically bring colorful blossoms to mind, the rex begonia is prized instead for its visually showy foliage. Ideal for container and indoor use, though it’s also successful in ground, rex begonias are known as a high maintenance plant that are well worth the effort. Extra maintenance yields large leaves with a smooth to…


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…


Care of Angel Wing Plants

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Angel wing plants are begonias that grow up to 5 feet tall and bloom with large clusters of white, pink, orange or red flowers from May to October. Native to the tropics, this plant thrives outdoors in areas with high humidity and lots of light. In cooler regions, however, angel wing begonias have become a…


How to Care for an Angel Tree

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Angel tree, or angel trumpet tree, is a member of a group of plants called brugmansia. They are loved for their large, fragrant, trumpet-shaped blossoms that hang upside-down from the branches. The flowers can grow up to 12 inches long and the tree can grow 20 feet tall in its native South America, but should…


How to Care for Small Starts of Angel Trumpet Plants

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Angel trumpet plants are easy to care for and grow. You can take the small start of your angel trumpet plant to grow outdoors or in a container. The angel trumpet, also known as Datura or Brugmansia, is a beautiful plant with extremely sweet-smelling blossoms. The flowers open during the night and remain open until…


How to Care for and Feed African Violets

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African violets have dark green, fuzzy leaves and produce small flowers. The leaves of these plants are delicate and prone to injury from overhead watering or rough handling. However, African violets do well indoors if cared for properly, enjoying the mild temperatures and indirect sunlight found in the average home. Difficulty: Moderately Easy Instructions things…


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