Miss Milly Begonia

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  • Indoor Blooming Plant!
  • Light Preference/Tolerated (Bright Indirect Light, Medium Light)
  • Average Watering Needs
  • Mature Height 24-30 inches

With its deep green and burgundy leaves, Miss Milly Begonia is a pop of color in a low-maintenance package. This flowering houseplant produces petite salmon blooms amongst its jagged, feathery leaves, perched on plump fuzzy branches. Like other Begonias, Miss Milly will thrive in a bright spot in well-draining peaty soil. Once in the right spot, the Miss Milly Begonia is an easy-to-care-for addition to your plant collection. 

Best Locations For Growing Miss Milly Begonia

The leaves of Miss Milly Begonia stand out within plant clusters, adding texture and color to the usual green foliage found indoors. Place Miss Milly in a bright spot as an accent in a living room, bedroom, or kitchen window. Begonias are toxic plants, so take care when placing them in a home with children and pets. 

Miss Milly Begonia Sunlight Requirements

Miss Milly Begonias will thrive when located in bright, indirect light, protected from intense afternoon sunlight. Place this plant in an east- or north-facing window, or a few feet away from a south- or west-facing window. If Begonias are kept in lower light levels, their stems will become leggy as they stretch toward a light source, losing their full appearance. Too much direct light may result in the leaves becoming sunburned, losing their color, and then eventually drying up. 

Miss Milly Begonia Care

Miss Milly Begonias thrive in average household temperatures and humidity. In drier months, provide Begonias with supplemental humidity, either from a pebble tray or humidifier. Avoid wetting the leaves when misting or watering, however, as these plants are prone to powdery mildew and other leaf infections. Begonias like to be root-bound, so repotting is only necessary when Miss Milly has outgrown its pot in a year or two. 

Watering Miss Milly Begonia

Begonias prefer soil that is moist but not soggy. Allow the top 50% of the soil to dry before watering deeply, until water comes out the bottom of the pot. Do not allow the soil to dry out completely as this will lead to flower loss and dry, crispy leaf edges. Because Begonias will wilt when they are both overly wet and drying out, it is important to feel the soil prior to watering to avoid oversaturating the roots. Always plant begonias in well-draining soil and in a pot with drainage holes.

Feeding Miss Milly Begonia

Begonias will appreciate regular fertilizing in the spring and summer when plants are growing the most. Liquid indoor plant fertilizer can be added to water once a month during this time. Take care not to wet the foliage in the process. Fertilizing in the winter is not necessary, as plants are not growing as actively and therefore need fewer nutrients.

Miss Milly Begonia Information

Light Exposure: Bright Indirect Light, Medium Light
Care Requirements: Easy
Watering Requirements: Average - Keep lightly moist. When the top 2 inches of the soil dries out.
Pet Friendly: No
Kid Friendly: No
Air Purifier: High
Habit: Dwarf
Growth Rate: Fast
Mature Height: 24-30 inches
Mature Spread: 20 inches
Flowering: Yes
Flower Color(s): Red
Flower Shade/Description: Red
Foliage Type:
Foliage Color(s): Green
Foliage Description: Dark Green
Temperature: 45° - 95°F (7° - 35°C)
Humidity: Average (40% - 60%)
Common Name: Miss Milly Begonia
Other Name(s):
Scientific Name: Begonia 'Miss milly'
Plant Type: House Plant

Container Sizes

Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.

4.5 Pot

4.5" Pot
 Also Know As:
   4.5" Container

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months
 Plant Size:
   ~ 3"-6"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.5"H x 3.75"W
   1.42 quarts

Quart Pot

Quart Pot
 Also Know As:

 Plant Age:
   ~ 1 year old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 4"-8"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.75"H x 4.5"W
   1.50 quarts

2.5 Quart

2.5 Quart
 Also Know As:
   2.5 Quart Pot

 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 year old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 8"-12"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 6.5"H x 6.5"W
   2.20-2.30 quarts

#1 Pot

#1 Pot
 Also Know As:
   #1 Container
    1 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 2 year old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 10"-14"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 7"H x 7.75"W
   2.26-3.73 quarts

#2 Pot

#2 Pot
 Also Know As:
   #2 Container
    2 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 2-3 year old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-18"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 9.5"H x 9.5"W
   1.19-1.76 gallons

#3 Pot

#3 Pot
 Also Know As:
   #3 Container
    3 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 3-4 year old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-30"
 Pot Size:
   ~9.5"H x 11"W
   2.32-2.76 gallons

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Plant Addicts guarantees your plant(s) will arrive happy and healthy, but the plant(s) are being shipped through the mail and accidents happen. If the plant is dead, has dried out roots or the incorrect item was shipped just notify Plant Addicts within 3 days upon delivery. We may ask for pictures but will try to make it as easy as possible for you. Please note plant(s) with damaged branches or wilted leaves will not qualify for this guarantee. Plants are very resilient and will rebound quickly when cared for correctly.

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The warranty is purchased on a per plant basis and must be purchased at the same time as the plant purchase. We will cover 100% of the price of the plant but the warranty does not cover shipping cost. Simply let us know if your plant has died within one year of receiving it and we’ll get you a new one shipped out. We may ask for photos for documentation purposes but again we’ll try to make it as easy as possible.

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Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice

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Time of Order:

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