The Wax Begonia is easily cared for, requires little special attention, and can be enjoyed by novices and green thumbs alike. Its vibrant flowers and rusty leaves offer an exciting color mixture you don't often see in other plants.
These flowering plants, sometimes called the Bedding Begonia, are annuals from the Begoniaceae family and are closely related to other begonias. Originating from Brazil, these succulents are a popular houseplant in many countries.
They are identified by brownish rusty to green spade-shaped leaves, as well as their flowers which range in color from white or pink to dark red. They have a maximum height of about 12 inches (30.5 cm), and their flowers grow in clusters.
Wax begonias can flower in the summer, fall, and spring and tend to maintain their blooms for longer periods, with flowers often lasting an entire summer.