• Common Name: Begonia
  • Family: Begoniaceae
  • Temperature: Moderate temperature is best. Some begonias prefer cool temperature. Most are forest floor plants but some have origin or adaptation to high elevation in the tropics, hence their preference for cool to moderate temperature.
  • Water: Begonias should be kept moist and for many the medium should be allowed to dry between waterings. Although some will tolerate having wet soil, most do not. Avoid water with high salt content, especially sodium, as this will burn the plants and damage the very fine roots.