Indoor begonia types. Bloom times may also vary if grown indoors and some types bloom all year. There are the foliage types which are grown primarily for their aesthetically pleasing and unusual leaf shapes colorings and markings. Pests are not so much of a problem for indoor begonia plants but some care is needed for those grown. They bloom with 1 12 inch single or double flowers in shades of red pink or white.
Begonias belong to one of three types tuberous fibrous and rhizomatous. From the 6 to 12 inch tall wax specimens to cane stemmed plants that can reach 7 feet tall begonias grow with a large variety of sizes and forms including the pendulous tuberous rooted type. Similar to carnations these begonias have fringed petals and are very sturdy. At a high level there are four common types of begonia plants.
Color and characteristics of popular types. These are the gorgeous flowers you often see sold in nurseries and garden centers in late winter or early spring. Angel wing begonias usually large showy and constant bloomers. There are so many varieties and different looking foliage begonias to pick from so just choose the patterns you like best when purchasing.
Wax begonias have succulent stems. Rieger begonias plants have bulbs tubers and large flowers. Propagate begonias by taking cuttings in the spring. These begonias are compact and bushy and their petals are large.
Generally fibrous and rhizomatous begonias make excellent houseplants while tuberous begonias can be grown as houseplants but have a harder time surviving due to the need for higher humidity and light than the other two kinds. Rex begonias mostly grown for their gorgeous foliage. Shiny rounded green or reddish brown leaves and grow in a mounded habit. Broadly the type of begonia you can grow as a houseplant will fall into one of two categories.
Look for them.