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Begonias - How to Grow and Care for Begonia Plants

By Laurelynn Martin and Byron Martin

Begonias are some of the easiest plants to grow in containers. This group of warm-loving plants was originally found in the forest understory in tropical and subtropical areas. 

Foliage begonias, like rex begonias, are grown for their fancy leaves that have many beautiful colors highlighted by unusual markings and swirls in the foliage. They make a sensational statement when grown on a partially sunlit windowsill.

Flowering begonias, like Begonia boliviensis hybrids, are usually grown as annuals in the summer garden. Many new varieties are non-stop bloomers and some perform well in full sun or partial shade.

Logee’s has been hybridizing begonias for many years. Logee’s owner and horticulturist, Byron Martin, has recently introduced Begonia ‘Autumn Ember’ that has taken the begonia world by storm for its bright orange foliage. ‘Autumn Ember’ is a groundbreaking begonia for it’s rare and unusual color.

Another new release, Begonia ‘Martha Stewart,’ won the coveted prize of being featured on the front cover of our Fall 2018 catalog. We couldn’t think of a better way to thank our friend and fellow gardener, Martha Stewart, than to name one of our hybrid begonias after her. 

Begonias grow best in warm temperatures when the minimum temperature doesn’t fall below 60°F. Foliage begonias need bright indirect light so they prefer an east or west-facing window. Flowering begonias, grown as annuals in the summer garden, have varying light requirements depending on the variety. Some need partial shade; others perform well in full sun.

Begonias should be grown in well-drained soil, and it’s best to allow the soil to dry out between waterings. Fertilize with a balanced liquid fertilizer during the active growing season in summer. Flowering begonias can benefit from pinching back long stems to encourage more side branching that increases the overall fullness.

Begonias are some of the easiest and most rewarding plants to grow as indoor houseplants or in the garden. You can earn more about how to grow and care for begonias, and discover some of the most popular types of begonia plants for sale at Logee's below:

Begonia 'Autumn Ember'Read our article: Growing Begonia 'Autumn Ember'

Last Updated: December 5, 2018