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Begonia belongs to the family of begoniaceae and is widespread in all regions, from tropical to warm temperate ones. There are about 900 species, most of which are perennials, which can be divided into 3 main groups: tuberous begonias, rhizomatous begonias and fasciculated begonias.

The begonias they are most famous for their cultivation as annual plants. The varieties used for cultivation as annuals for flowering are the begoniette also called everflowers and from the Latin name Begonia semperflorens. These are annual seedlings to be placed in full sun and with contained growth: they reach a maximum height of 30-35 cm.

Begoniette, given their low cost and their splendid blooms, are widely used in the ornamental field. There are many varieties of begoniette that differ mainly in the color of the flower and the color of the leaves. These are mainly light green, dark green or red leaf begoniette. As for the flowers, however, these are usually white, pink or red and this allows you to create nice color games with the different cultivars.


Origins and classification

The begonias they are part of the Begoniaceae family formed by more than a thousand species. These are herbaceous plants usually mostly with persistent leaves. We can find very different dimensions and bearing. It is difficult to give a general description and it is better to face each variety individually in order to better describe its characteristics and specific needs. The only aspect common to all species is that of having male and female flowers on the same plant. From these a capsule is developed containing a large quantity of very small seeds. We can generally divide them into three categories: those with roots tuberous, those with rhizomatous roots and those with collated roots.

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