Begonia plant (lat. Begonia) belongs to the most famous and the largest genus of the family Begoniaceae. The genus includes about 1,000 species of plants growing in the mountains at an altitude of 9,842 to 13,123 feet above sea level, in tropical rain forests and subtropical areas. Most of the species of begonias can be found in South America. Begonias also grow in the Himalayas, the mountains of India, Sri Lanka, the Malay Archipelago and in West Africa. Moreover, Africa is considered to be a home for begonias from which they spread to Asia and America. Even today more than a third of all species of the genus grow in Africa.
Begonia was discovered and described by monk Charles Plumier, who participated in the expedition to the Antilles to collect plants in the XVII century. He found six species of begonias and named them in honor of his friend Michel Begon, the governor of the island of Haiti. Today begonia flower is one of the most popular plants in the garden, as well as in indoor horticulture. In this article, we will tell you how to care for begonias at home, how to plant begonias, what care conditions for begonias are, how begonia is propagated at home, and give you much more important and interesting information about these beautiful plants.