Is a BeefstakeBegonia a plant for indoors only

Asked April 2, 2020, 1:13 PM EDT

Is a BeefstakeBegonia a plant for indoors only

Tarrant County Texas

1 Response

Howdy and thank you for your inquiry. I'll be the first to admit I am not an expert with subtropical plants like the kind of begonia your are referring. With a little online search and intuition, I found some information about Beefsteak Begonia from the American Begonia Society: https://www.begonias.org/Articles/Vol47/Rhizomatous_begonias.htm. Beefsteak Begonia are categorized as a rhizomatous plant, growth occurring from underground stems. The article mentions that this group type of begonia are "cool temperature plants, doing best in the range of 58 to 72 degrees F." I see that you are asking this question from Tarrant County, so putting all of the information together I would suggest to have these begonias placed in a container so that you can move them in and out of doors during high temps you will experience in your county during the summer, and especially important during freezing temps you experience in your winters. Check into a local resource for begonia care, the society does have a place on their website to research local resources. Lastly, check in with Fort Worth Botanical Garden for societies they support and connections in your area. Thanks again for the inquiry, Stephen