Begonias are categorized according to their root type, fibrous, rhizomatous or tuberous.
Within these three types, they are further divided into sub-groups according to their leaf shape, size, and color, and by the type of bloom and growing requirements.
Cane begonias have been popular plants for many years and were probably grown by your Grandmother who called them “Angel Wing” begonias.
Shrubs are also very variable and can range in size from miniatures to giants 12 feet tall.
The rhizomatous types are grown mostly for their interesting leaves and compact growth
This type of begonia is probably the most widely grown begonia and is also known as “wax type” because of the waxy look to the leaves.
The tuberous type of begonia is also very popular around the world as a bedding plant and also as a greenhouse plant.
- Rex Cultorum:
Rex begonias are the showboats of the begonia world and are a type of rhizomatous begonia …
The trailing type of begonias are grown mostly for their trailing habit but put on a spectacular show of flowers
The thick-stemmed types are not as widely grown but come in various forms.