|Begonias are tender perennials, grown for their colorful flowers and foliage. Most begonias can be grown outdoors in pots, in the ground, or in hanging baskets in filtered light and moist, but well drained soil. Where not hardy, grow as annuals or indoors as houseplants. Most begonias can be propagated from leaf, stem or rhizome cuttings in addition to being sown from seed.
The bushy 'Pink Fantasy' begonia has many pink everblooming flowers that bloom best in winter. The leaves are green to brown in color. This plant enjoys filtered light but needs direct sun in winter for best blooming. Soil should ideally be moist. Begonias grow very well in peat-based compost also.
Likes humidity. Does not like cold weather. Needs good light in winter. Pinching tips and pruning outer stems in the growing season gives a bushier plant, good for hanging baskets. Remove dead foliage to prevent disease.