Begonia plants are a genus of flowering plants that are native to tropical and subtropical regions around the world. There are over 1,800 species of Begonias, and they are popular as both outdoor and indoor ornamental plants.

Begonia plants come in a wide variety of shapes, sizes, and colors. They may be small, compact plants with waxy, shiny leaves, or larger plants with broad, textured leaves that can grow up to several feet tall. The leaves of Begonia plants are usually green or shades of red, and some species have silver or bronze markings.

Begonia plants produce clusters of flowers that can be single or double, and come in shades of white, pink, red, orange, and yellow. Some species produce small, delicate flowers, while others produce large, showy blooms that can be up to 6 inches in diameter.

Begonia plants are relatively easy to care for and can thrive in a range of conditions. They prefer bright, indirect light, and should be watered when the soil becomes dry to the touch. Overwatering can cause the roots to rot, so it's important to make sure the soil is well-draining.

In addition to their ornamental value, some species of Begonia plants have medicinal properties and have been used to treat a variety of ailments in traditional medicine. Begonias are also sometimes used in cooking and can be used to add a sour, lemony flavor to salads and other dishes.