Begonia: April 2019 Houseplant of the Month
The story of the begonia
The flowering begonia has full, plump flowers in cheerful colours such as red, pink, orange, white and yellow. The enthusiasm with which the plant blooms means in practice that you can hardly see the plant for the flowers. Foliage begonias have their own distinctive beauty in the form of velvet leaves that are beautifully marked with silver, pink, burgundy and green patterns that more than make up for the absence of flowers. They’re both plants with a luxurious look, yet still surprisingly simple and easy to care for. The begonia fits well with the trend where plants provide a soft, friendly buffer against the rolling news and the harsh outside world.