Not the Begonia Maculata that we normally write about, but this time we’re going to look at the popular Begonia flower that so many of you grow in your garden and ask ourselves can Begonias live inside?
The Begonia Maculata is such a popular garden flower and can be seem decorating lawns in many gardens across the northern hemisphere but can these beautiful little flowers be grown indoors? And its important to know not only if they will thrive in these conditions but are begonias bad for dogs? As any plants that you keep in your home face the possibility of being consumed by a family pet.
Begonias grow so well outside because they require a lot of light to grow. So if you want your Begonia to thrive make sure it is receiving as much light as possible. A south-facing windowsill should hopefully do the trick. If you don’t have a well-lit area in your home then you may find that these plants don’t do so well.
Begonias indoors are also more susceptible to poor drainage and root rot as the water has nowhere to go like it would if it were planted outside in the ground. Because of this make sure that you don’t overwater your plant and that it has a proper drainage system to prevent moisture collecting around the roots.
One final point to consider is that Begonias are a plant that likes to be humid. The air in your house tends to be drier than outside so if you’re intending on keeping a Begonia indoors be sure to check the humidity levels and either mist your plants or use a humidifier to keep them nice, moist and healthy.
Although a plant that is more commonly used in people’s gardens, a Begonia can brighten up your home and add colour to your rooms. Just make sure that the conditions you’re providing for your Begonia are optimal to help with its growth and you should be fine.