Basic Information

Basic Information

The genus Begonia includes two thousand species from tropical and subtropical Africa, Asia, Central and South America, and also thousands of hybrids created by enthusiasts around the world. Begonia leaves can resemble ivies, ferns, aralias, grasses, and peperomias....
Growth Habits of Begonias – Horticultural Classifications

Growth Habits of Begonias – Horticultural Classifications

With so many species of begonias, and so many thousands of new cultivars, it became important along the way for growers to categorize their begonias in hopes of making things simpler. One thing to keep in mind, though, is that with so many cultivars combining their...
An Introduction to Begonia Species

An Introduction to Begonia Species

The Begonia genus is one of the largest in the plant kingdom. It is estimated to consist of over 2,000 species. Begonia species grow in the tropics and subtropics at a range of altitudes, and in a variety of habitats. It is estimated that the number of undescribed...
Succulent Type Begonias

Succulent Type Begonias

Succulent plants have always held an attraction for me. Plants with craggy, swollen stems, like Adenium obesum, the Desert Rose, or Stephania erecta. Plants covered in hair that have water conservation down to an art, like Kalanchoe beharensis, Oak-leaved Kalanchoe,...