The most popular and newest varieties of begonia

The most popular and newest varieties of begonia
  • 150 species come from the tropical regions of Africa
  • 600 species are found in Central and South America
  • 600 species are native to Asia

Particularly popular and easy-care begonia varieties

Wherever they come from originally, begonias are all monoecious with separate male and female flowers and divide into the following three groups.

  • Forming rhizomes
  • Fiber root-forming
  • Forming tubers

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The rhizome and fiber root-forming begonias are evergreen varieties of begonia with particularly striking leaves. Nevertheless, some shed some of their leaves in winter. Both types are mainly cultivated as indoor plants. The rhizome-forming begonias include, for example.

  • Begonia masoniana - Iron Cross
  • Begonia rex - King's Begonia
  • Begonia versicolor

Tuberous begonias are only leafy in summer and spend the winter as a dormant tuber. They are originally from Brazil. The Begonia semperflorens hybrids or ice begonias are particularly well known. As a always blooming, hardworking Lieschen, this begonia variety conquered the hearts of flower lovers.

Here we present the three most popular ones, which are particularly easy to care for.

  • Begonia Bonfire - tuberous begonia

    This flower shines with gorgeous orange tones. It beautifies the house, balcony and garden. It blooms in partial shade or in a sunnier location. You can replant your tubers in spring.

  • Begonia Elatior - hybrids

    The Elatior begonia is the most popular houseplant. The variety, splendor of colors and their easy handling during care and planting inspire here.

Single varieties and begonias with special properties

In the case of special cultivars such as Rosade and Chicago, emphasis was placed on better sun tolerance.

These are among the most beautiful varieties.

  • Begonia metallica
  • Begonia credneri
  • Begonia corallina

Begonia metallica has a striking metallic sheen on the upper side of the leaf and a strong red color below.

Begonia credneri quickly aims high and forms red flowers in the first winter.

Begonia corallina hybrid President Carnot comes from Brazil. It blooms, as its name suggests, coral-red on long, hanging grapes. It is suitable as a hanging plant.

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Pendula odorate - a begonia for the senses. It enchants your heart with its delicate fragrance. The double red flowers are an eye-catcher on the balcony. Also ideal for shady locations.