The begonia is a perennial, and of the family begoniaceae with more than 1.500 species. They occur naturally in tropical moist climates in South and Central America, Africa and Southern Asia. They have showy flowers of pink, white, scarlet and yellow, with attractively marked and shaped leaves. Most begonias are easily propagated by division or stem cuttings, from leaf cuttings, or even sections of leaves.
|Pencil drawing of a begonia by Tessa Bennett.|