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Begonia semperflorens

Begonia semperflorens is also known as Begonia x semperflorens-cultorum, Wax Begonia, Wax Plant, Bedding Begonia. It is a tender perennial. They grow it as an annual. It is part of the Begoniaceae family of plants. Begonia semperflorens has green or bronze leaves. It flowers in summer and autumn. It produces sprays of red, pink, or white flowers.

Begonia Semperflorens, Fibrous
Begonia Semperflorens, Fibrous

Grow Begonia semperflorens in partial shade. It is a fibrous-rooted, plant it in rich well-drained soil. Use neutral to acid soils. Depending on the variety it can grow in the sun or shade but partial shade is best.

How to grow Begonia semperflorens:

Begonia semperflorens can be grown as houseplants and will bloom for several years. They do require a moist environment. You don’t need to prune or deadhead the flowers. You can propagate Begonia semperflorens from cuttings as well as seeds. Watch out for thrips, caterpillars, aphids, powdery mildew, and grey molds.

Begonia Sempreflorens
Begonia semperflorens at Kew Gardens
Begonia Semperflorens Ascot Pink
Begonia Semperflorens Ascot Pink
Begonia Sempreflorens
Begonia at Kew Gardens
Begonia Semperflorens Ascot Bronze
Begonia Semperflorens Ascot Bronze Scarlet

Also read about Begonia bolivensis ‘Bossa Nova’.

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