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Wax Begonia Seeds

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1 packet of 20 Cocktail Series Fibrous Begonia Seeds(Begonia x semperfloerns)

About the seeds:


beginner | intermediate | advanced

Germination Time:

21-28 days


scatter on soil surface and lightly cover


3-4 seeds per nursery pot

Recommended planter

small soil pod or 2-3" nursery planter

Time to Maturity

105-112 days

Seed Prep

pre-soak | scarification | stratification | none


greenhouse method | paper towel method



About the Plants:


bushy plant with waxy green leaves, 1" red, white or pink blooms 


beginner | intermediate | advanced

Growth Speed

slow | medium | fast

Size of plant

8”-12” tall, 10"-12" wide


full sun | partial sun | shade | grow lights 


coconut coir/peat-based potting mix


warm | cool


cats | dogs | no


not super pest-susceptible, can get mealy bugs or thrips, bacterial leaf spot, crown&stem rot, blight, powdery mildew.


moderate fertilization



These seeds grow slowly, so we recommend using the following to sow the seeds: 

pelleted seeds are very fragile so be careful not to crush them when handling them. They're native to South America, and as such can be grown indoors, or in shadier patches outside during warmer months.

(Find more info on germinating seeds by going to our seed guide)

These seeds are for the 2024 growing season.

Wax Begonia Seeds - Plantflix
Wax Begonia Seeds
Wax Begonia Seeds - Plantflix
Wax Begonia Seeds - Plantflix
Wax Begonia Seeds - Plantflix

Customer Reviews

Based on 5 reviews
Nikki A
Fast, slow, and fast again

They sprouted quickly but seemed stunted for a while. I repotted them in perlite-heavy soil and they’re doing great now!


Wish these came with more seeds but still an amazing product as always!

Brooke Wisoky
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David Crisman
Peeking through

Seeds are coming up sporadically. I am very pleased; have never had much success with minutely sized seeds.

Morgann Jones
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  • free replacements for seeds that arrive in bad condition

  • we're always here to help with any questions!


how difficult are these seeds to grow?

Houseplant seeds are generally trickier to grow than your more common garden seed varieties- they require a specific setup and more time to sprout. You can find the difficulty for each seed variety specified under the "about the seeds" tab on each product page.

We definitely recommend following the setups outlined in our seed guide here, and you can find further details in our blog!

how long does it take for the seeds to germinate?

Houseplant seeds take longer than most seeds to germinate, the average time for germination is 2-3 weeks. If you're curious about the sprouting time for a specific seed variety, you can find that information in the "about the seeds" tab on each product page.

how do I grow houseplant seeds?

All of our orders come with a basic starter guide for you to follow, but our seed guide here goes in much more detail and also offers alternative seed starter methods.

We also include additional planting tips specific to each seed variety under the "instructions" tab of each product page. If you need extra help, don't hesitate to reach out to us at!

my seeds aren't germinating, what do I do?

Houseplant seeds are tricky, and sometimes certain more difficult varieties can take some practice to finally get them to sprout!

If you're having trouble with the seeds, you're not alone. Luckily there are ways to sometimes salvage seeds by adjusting the setup- this quiz can help diagnose any issues you may have with your setup and make suggestions for how to improve it.

You can also email us at and we can help out! If the seeds still aren't germinating, we'll send out a replacement :)