Begonias usually are annuals. The plant loves a warm, moist and sheltered spot. It also is a fragile plant and when placed in full sun, this will often cause the flowers and leaves to get burnt. To stimulate continuity of flowering you had best remove flowers that have left off flowering.
Begonias originate from tropical and subtropical areas.
Because of their lovely colour accents, Begonia flowers are very suitable for use in salads for example. They can also be used in desserts.
People suffering from gout, kidney stones or rheumatism should not consume the flowers, since they contain oxalic acid.
Begonias have a lightly sour, apple-like taste.