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How To Grow Begonias Indoors During the WinterBy: Julie Day
I have some beautiful wax and angel type begonias in pots. Can I bring them inside for the winter? How do I care for them? -Robert
Both wax begonias and angel wing begonias are fibrous-rooted, which means they have a basic, familiar looking stringy root ball. These are the begonias commonly sold in hanging baskets and as bedding plants. Fibrous-rooted begonias make great house plants over the winter, as do the rhizomatous types (such as Rex begonias), which are grown primarily for their foliage.
All you really need is a little space and a bright window, and these types of begonias will continue to grow (and possibly even bloom!) year-round.
How To Overwinter Fibrous and Rhizomatous Begonias
Follow these tips for overwintering fibrous and rhizomatous begonias indoors.
- Adjustment Period: Some begonias respond to the shock of moving indoors by dropping and regrowing some or all of their leaves. Don’t worry, just pinch back leggy stems and keep on taking care of your begonia until it grows new leaves.
- How To Grow Different Varieties of Begonias (article)
- How To Store Tender Bulbs Over The Winter (article)
- Overwintering Begonias (Proven Winners)
- Growing Begonias Indoors (Clemson Cooperative Extension)
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