picture of begonia

Begonias are a fun, playful and colourful addition to anyone's plant collection. The varieties are diverse and can be found in tropical regions of Central and South America, Asia and parts of Africa.  

 how this nature nurtures you 

Begonias and their playfulness are sure to bring joy to any plant owner.  Plus their care requirements will help to support your physical and mental health.

It's exotic presence creates a sense of calm. Put them in your bathroom, office or anywhere you want to create that calming rainforest vibe. You may use the time you take to mist it to support your your mental health with a mindful moment.   And just like this plant, we love humidity too, especially in the dry winter months. Group it with other plants likes ferns and peace lilies to raise humidity in your home because just like this plant, we love humidity too especially in the dry winter months.

 how to nurture your nature


Tropics of Central and South America, Asia and Africa


Water regularly.  Little and often is key.  As a rule, wait for the pot to be 50% dry before watering. Yellowing leaves can be a sign of overwatering.


Begonias are sensitive with their light requirements.  Bright, indirect is best. Direct sunlight will scorch the leaves, medium light will cause it to stretch and shade will make the leaves wilt.  


18-30 degrees Celsius.  This is from a warm climate so find a warm sunny spot in your home.  Avoid cold drafts and don't let the temperature drop below 15 degrees.


Moderate – some begonias are sensitive to having their leaves wet. Putting a pebble tray under can help to generate a more humid environment. 


Toxic to humans and pets if ingested.


Feed every month in the spring and summer with an all purpose fertilizer.  Apply to damp soil to avoid burning the roots.  


Begonias love a humid environment so by caring for her you'll boost the humidity in your home.  Great for dry winter air. 

They are easy to propagate from stem cutting.