Rieger Begonia

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Rieger Begonia is a cross between a wax leaf and turberous begonia that features attractive glossy green leaves. It will produce clustes of flowers upon reaching maturity. The plant will remain compact for several years.

Mature Height: 1Mature Width: 18 inchesLight: Indoor High Light, Indoor Medium Light

Botanical Name,
Bulb Size,
Bulbs per Package,
Deer Resistant,
Evergreen or Deciduous,Evergreen
Family Name,Begonia
Flower Color,
Bloom Time,
Foliage Color,Green
Genus Name,Begonia
Tomato Class,
Tomato Type,
Days to Emerge,
Days to Maturity,
Growth Rate,Medium
Hardiness Zone,9b
Harvest Season,
Landscape Uses,Houseplant
Light Needs,Indoor High Light, Indoor Medium Light
Mature Height,1
Mature Width,18 inches
Prune Time,Best If Not Pruned
Self Pollinating,
Water Needs,Moist

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Essentials for Success

For flourishing plants, use potting soil for potted plants or planting mix for garden beds paired with Root Zone starter fertilizer is the perfect duo to foster robust root growth and minimize transplant shock.


Rieger Begonia has bold foliage on a compact spreading plant.

This is an easy care and houseplant, and usually looks its best without pruning, although it will tolerate pruning. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration:

  • Insects
  • Disease

Rieger Begonia is recommended for the following landscape applications:

  • Containers
  • Mixed Pots
  • General Garden Use
  • Container Planting
  • Hanging Baskets


Planting & Growing

When grown indoors, Rieger Begonia can be expected to grow up to 1 foot tall at maturity, with a spread about 1.5 feet. It grows at a slow rate until maturity band then it can grow quite quickly, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 10 or more years. This houseplant should only be grown away from direct hot sunlight or in a room with strong artificial light. It does best in average to evenly moist soil, but will not tolerate standing water. The surface of the soil shouldn't be allowed to dry out completely, and so you should expect to water this plant once and possibly even twice each week. Be aware that your particular watering schedule may vary depending on its location in the room, the pot size, plant size and other conditions; if in doubt, ask one of our experts in the store for advice. It is not particular as to soil pH, but grows best in rich soil. Contact the store for specific recommendations on pre-mixed potting soil for this plant.

There are many factors that will affect the ultimate height, spread and overall performance of a plant when grown indoors; among them, the size of the pot it's growing in, the amount of light it receives, watering frequency, the pruning regimen and repotting schedule. Use the information described here as a guideline only; individual performance can and will vary. Please contact the store to speak with one of our experts if you are interested in further details concerning recommendations on pot size, watering, pruning, repotting, etc.