You probably know the Begonia as a flowering houseplant which is what most people know it as. But did you know that the Begonia is also an ideal plant for your patio or balcony? The Begonia originates from tropical and subtropical climates. There are more than a thousand species of Begonia, making it one of the most extensive genera from the plant world.
Where to put the plant on your patio or balcony
The Begonia will grow and bloom best in a warm spot on your patio or balcony but will also thrive in a conservatory. Do not place the plant in direct sunlight, otherwise its leaves will quickly burn. The Begonia does not like wind and rain either so it should ideally be placed somewhere where it is protected from bad weather. With the right care, the plant will bloom all summer long, producing flowers hanging on racemes.
Caring for your Begonia
The Begonia should preferably be watered regularly in order to ensure that the soil remains slightly moist. Remove faded flowers so that the plant can continue to produce new flowers over its long flowering period. Don’t forget to feed your plant regularly.