- Posted By: Phil

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Begonia is a genus of perennial flowering plants in the family Begoniaceae. The genus contains more than 1,800 different plant species making it one of the genera of flowering plants.

The Begonias are native to moist subtropical and tropical climates. Some species are commonly grown indoors as ornamental houseplants in cooler climates like England.

In cooler climates some species are cultivated outside in summertime for their bright colourful flowers, which have sepals but no petals.

We have a great selection available in our Houseplant department at our Todmorden store.  If you are looking for a specific variety and would like to know if we stock it contact our houseplants team on 01706 813374

One of the tips for growing begonia as houseplants is to place them somewhere where they will get bright, indirect light and will get plenty of humidity. If the air in your house is dry, especially in the winter, it is a good idea to set your begonia houseplants on a shallow tray filled with pebbles and water


Little Brother Montgomery – A tall growing variety. Leaves maple shaped (up to 25cm). Dark veins and edges covered in silver spots which merge together in the leaf margins. The young leaves have a pink tinge.

Mature size – Height 150cm, width 35cm

Position – Bright, moderate sunshine






Inca Flame Begonia is a compact, full Leaf Begonia. A colourful and original addition to your interior! Make sure to regularly water the and potting soil must always be kept moist. The Begonia does love light, but not direct sunlight. A unique and easy-to-care-for house plant!

Mature size – 40 – 60 cm

Position – Bright, moderate sunshine




Masoniana Begonia – The well known ‘Iron Cross’ Begonia,deep green puckered leaves with a distinctive dark cross in the centre. Leaves about 15cm in diameter.

Mature size – Height 28cm, width 30cm

Position – Part shade