Hello everyone - I am completely new to begonias. I know NOTHING about them, and have only ever grown tuberous begonias outside in the summer. I recently bought two - one called Escargot, and the other from Logee's called Phoe's Cleo.
Anyway, I want to repot them into nice pots. Do they require anything special as far as soil? Do they like low light/high light? To be kept wet/let dry between waterings? I guess I'm looking for general cultural info.
I am a longtime gardener and I know a fair amount about plants, I have orchids and have grown other specialized plants, but as I said, these are my very first begonias and I know nothing! I usually do research first and then buy, but I was just captured by the leaves on these plants, and being a lover of foliage just about as much as flowers, I couldn't pass them up!
Thanks so much! I'm really looking forward to caring for my plants and I'm sure I'll be adding more soon! I saw one that I believe is an "angel wing(?)" type - long dark green leaves with white polka dots on it, that looks so cool! I just might have to get that one too lol!! I can't believe I've never noticed these plants before! I guess when I heard "begonia" I only ever thought of the tuberous ones or bedding-type wax begonias. Who knew about all these other wonderful types??!!