Exceptional shade performers
Begonias grow in the tropics along edges of forests or river banks. Preferring bright filtered light, these plants grow well under trees or on screened patios. Begonias prefer a rich organic soil made up of a combination of leaf litter, peat, and composted mulch. They need moist, but not wet soil.
Begonias are propagated easily by seeds, leaf-cuttings or stem-cuttings. Feed these plants with time-release pellets or liquid fertilizer.