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This is a Wax Begonia.
The Begonia Genus contains nearly 2000 different plant species so identification of the cultivator that you have would be very difficult.
Here is a link that will help you with wintering and care.
This link can help you identify the cultivator of your plant.
I have an orange wax begonia that I just planted in full sun. Had lots of rain in the morning and full sun in the afternoon. I noticed when I returned home at night that some of the leaves have white spots on them and the plant looks like it is dying. Please help! The plant is beautiful and I would love to save it. I have had the plant for about a month. First I had it in a pot in mostly shade with some sun. I decided to move it to the front of the house with full sun and repotted it into a larger pot.
It sounds like your wax begonia is afflicted with 'powdery mildew'. You can read about powdery mildew and courses of treatment at the following link:
For more information on the care of begonias, please visit the following link:
You can, but these are annuals typically. This means that they live for one season, and they die. You will normally have to reseed once the plant has lived its life. Here is an article that will help: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/begonia/annual-begonia-care.htm
You can use neem oil. This will usully take care of the problem. If this does not work, and you need more aggressive control, then you can find more remedies here: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/special/organic/natural-home-pesticides-organic-garden-pest-control.htm