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Wax Begonia

Wax Begonia

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Wax begonia is a hardy perennial that brings bright blooms to your home and garden for the majority of the year. There are more than 1,000 species of begonias, and they come in many shapes, colors, and sizes. They are easy to grow and can be the center of any garden, and they even grow well indoors.

The wax begonia is a plant that thrives in growing zones 10 and 11 as perennials, but they can also grow in other zones within the country as annuals. They also flourish in containers and flower pots, so they make a terrific indoor plant as well. This plant has been popular since the Victorian age, and it is still popular in gardens and homes today.

These waxy flowers are related to pumpkins and melons; in fact, these edible flowers even have a citrus flavor to them.

Light: In most areas, these plants will grow best in full sun, but if you live in the more tropical areas of the country, some shade may be required from the hot afternoon sun. If you find that the plants are not blooming, then more sunlight is recommended.

Watering: Make sure to keep the soil moist, but not dripping wet.

Pro tips: Wax begonias like to grow in a relatively humid environment, so if you cannot keep the humidity above 50 percent, a small humidifier may be useful for indoor plants. 

Since wax begonias do not grow in cold climates, many gardeners will remove the plants from the ground and place them in a planter so that they can come indoors for the winter. Once inside, they will need warmth and plenty of sunlight to grow, but as long as the temperature is above 60 degrees, it will survive the winter. Frost can kill wax begonias, so make sure that you keep the plant indoors until well after frost is a threat.

 

 

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