Begonia imperialis

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Commonly called the Carpet Begonia due to its trailing growth habit, this Mexican species can spread and form a carpet when planted in ground. If you plan to grow it in a pot, you may need to repot into bigger pot more often than most Begonia; and if you enjoy propagation, they can be easily divided to make new plants to share with your friend and family.

Tender Loving Care Advice for Begonia:

Begonia are generally considered indoor plants and are prized for the interesting varieities of colours and shapes of their leaves. The occasionally colourful flowers of some species/ cultivars can be considered an added bonus. Begonia love high humidity therefore it is best to place them together with other tropical plants in the house. Many are happy under terrarium style conditions.

Light: Prefer bright indoor areas with indirect sunlight.

Water: Begonia love water however they can rot if over watered. To avoid this, allow the plant media to dry out slightly between waterings. It is also best to avoid watering on the leaves as they can be easily damaged.