Flowers

Rieger Begonia

Begonia x hiemalis
Extravagant, luscious blooms drip from these tuberous begonias for months in winter. Flowering in a range of bright reds, oranges, yellows, and white, these will bring cheer to any interior space. Plants go dormant after flowering, but can be brought to bloom again with proper care.
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Quick Facts

  • Long bloom time
  • Comes in many bright colors
  • Great gift plant

Details

Extravagant, luscious blooms drip from these tuberous begonias for months in winter. Flowering in a range of bright reds, oranges, yellows, and white, these will bring cheer to any interior space. Plants go dormant after flowering, but can be brought to bloom again with proper care.

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About This Plant

Type

Flowers

Leaf Color

Green

Flowering

Flowering

Mature Height

Up to 12 inches

Mature Width

Up to 12 inches

Features

Bright flowers in a variety of colors

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Seasonality

Leaf Lifespan

Evergreen

Leaf Time of Year

Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter

Life Cycle

Annual

Bloom Time

Spring, Summer, Fall

Bloom Color

Red

Plant Care Tips

Planting Instructions
Select a potting soil suitable for indoor plants, one that is light and drains freely. If the soil is dry, add enough water and mix it in to make the soil just damp. Add enough soil to the new container so that the top of the root ball will sit a bit below the rim of the container, 1/4-inch for smaller plants up to an inch for very large plants. This will help prevent spills when you water. Remove your plant from its old container and gently tease the roots from the surface of the root ball. Place the plant in the new container, adding or removing soil to bring the top of the root ball to the desired level. Add soil around the root ball, firming it in lightly. Water in to settle the soil, adding more if needed. Water your newly repotted plant lightly for the next several weeks while the roots are growing into the new soil. Indoor plants can be especially prone to rot from overwatering at this point.
General Care Description
Remove faded flowers. After all flowers have faded, plants go dormant and require just enough water to stay barely moist. Keep in a dark location, cutting foliage off to leave 3-inch tall stems after foliage dies. When new growth appears, cut it from the parent plant and treat it as a tip cutting to grow a new begonia, discarding the parent plant.

Effort of Care

High

Soil Type

Airy, light, fast-draining soil

Growth Rate

Moderate

Light Needs

Provide protection from afternoon sun outdoors. Indoors, provide ample bright light, but keep away from hot west-facing windows.

Water Needs

Water when top 1-2 inches of soil is dry during active growth and bloom. During dormancy keep barely moist.

Disease and Pests

Spider mites and root rot from overwatering.

USDA Hardiness Zone

10

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