How to Manage Pests

Pests in Gardens and Landscapes

Begonia—Begonia spp.
Family Begoniaceae (Begonia family)

Plant Identification

Begonias are perennial plants, but many are grown as annuals.  They are often grown in potted plants or in beds.  Begonia flowers bloom in early summer through fall and are clustered and come in various colors such as white, yellow, orange, red, or pink.  Leaves are sometimes multicolored.

Optimum conditions for growth

Begonias do best in filtered shade or bright indirect light.  They require regular water, rich, well-drained soil and prefer some humidity.

Blossoms of begonia
Blossoms of begonia

Leaves and flower of begonia
Leaves and flower of begonia

Pests and disorders of Begonia spp.

Invertebrates

Invertebrates (cont.)

  • Whiteflies
    • Giant whitefly
    • Greenhouse whitefly
    • Silverleaf whitefly
    • Sweetpotato whitefly

Diseases

Environmental Disorders

Weeds

Vertebrates


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