Rieger Begonia Plant Care Tips

Rieger Begonia Plant Care Tips

A popular indoor blooming plant that gets a lot of searches on this site is the rieger begonia.

It seems there are a lot of people looking for information and instructions on how to care for them, so I found this short video that gives you some helpful care tips and advice for rieger begonias.

If you love rieger begonias, I think you’ll like this video. Watch and see if you agree.

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Well, I hope you liked the video and got some great care tips from it.

Here’s a quick recap of the care instructions for a rieger begonia plant…

  • Keep them near a sunny window, but avoid direct sunlight. Soil should be kept moderately moist. Water thoroughly when soil surface is dry to the touch, but be sure not to let the plant stand in water.
  • Rieger begonias prefer moderate temperatures, 65-70F (18-21C)during the daytime, and 60-65F (15-18C) at night. Avoid excessively hot or cold locations.
  • Occasional misting of the foliage is okay, but do not mist late in the day.

Many people find reiger begonias difficult to propagate (but not impossible), and so most begonias are usually discarded after flowering.

They can be restarted by cutting them back to within 3 inches of the crown, reducing water and keeping them in a cool location. Increase water in spring. New shoots may be used as cuttings.

Although there is a lot of information online about begonias in general, I thought I would share an interesting link I recently came across for those of you who are looking for more information specifically about rieger begonias.

It’s a short, descriptive article I think you’ll like: 

Caring for Rieger Begonias | – The Kat's Garden


Caring for rieger begonias Rieger Begonias are one of my favorite indoor flowering plants. Their many-petaled blossoms come in colors that remind me of delicious candies; clear pinks and salmons, bright yellows and oranges and deep, …

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One final tip: Be choosy when purchasing rieger begonias, because the quality can vary widely. To get the best plants, I would recommend only buying one from a local florist, garden center, or greenhouse.

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