Begonias display a wide variety of shapes, sizes and colors, with blooms ranging from white to red. The vibrant green leaf coloring make begonias attractive house plants all year long. Begonias require very little care and are perfect for the beginning gardener or as an easy-to-maintain house plant. With proper care, you can enjoy the bright blooms and colorful foliage of your begonia plants throughout your home.
Place your begonia plants in a window or patio where they will receive several hours of filtered sunlight each day. Begonias will tolerate direct sun if kept cool, but the leaves will look healthier if kept in filtered light.
Keep the soil in your begonia containers moist. Make sure the container has good drainage, as the roots of the begonia do not tolerate sitting in water-logged soil.
Cover the soil in your begonia containers with a layer of mulch to help maintain adequate soil moisture.
Mist your begonia plants daily using a fine setting on a spray bottle. This is especially important if you live in a dry climate, as begonias thrive in humidity.
Fertilize your begonia plants once a month with a liquid fertilizer diluted to quarter strength.