Tea Rose Begonia

Welcome Spring with Fragrant Houseplants

There are many reasons to grow plants indoors — they clean the air, soften and infuse our decor with nature, and reduce the amount of stress we feel. 
There is a stunning array of leaf colors and textures to brighten spirits even on the shortest, dreariest winter days. But that's not all–Pick carefully and they also provide scent from rich and flowery to warm and spicy.


'Tea Rose' Begonia

Begonias are old-fashioned favorites. While most aren't scented, use your nose while shopping to discover varieties such as 'Tea Rose' that are. This beauty offers clusters of fragrant pink flowers over lustrous green leaves.

 

Name: Begonia 'Tea Rose'

 

What it needs: You'll find 'Tea Rose' begonia isn't too temperamental, but performs best in a medium to bright spot that has high humidity and protection from drafts. Water and fertilize this begonia regularly in spring and summer to ensure a steady show of flowers.

 

Test Garden Tip: High humidity and warm, sunny conditions enhance the flowers' fragrance. 


Tea Rose BegoniaImage courtesy Logee's Greenhouses, logees.com

Source:http://www.bhg.com/gardening/houseplants/projects/top-fragrant-houseplants/?sssdmh=dm17.649376&esrc=nwwu012913#page=10

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