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Begonia longirostris, Begonia

Begonia longirostris

Begonia
Family: Begoniaceae
Origin: Central America, Southern America
Small plant 2-5 ftSemi-shadeRegular waterRed, crimson, vinous flowersYellow, orange flowers

Begonia longirostris, Begonia
Begonia longirostris, Begonia


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Begonia maculata, Clown Begonia, Polka Dot Begonia, Wright's Spotted Begonia

Begonia maculata

Clown Begonia, Polka Dot Begonia, Wright's Spotted Begonia
Family: Begoniaceae
Origin: Brazil
Large shrub 5-10 ft tallSmall plant 2-5 ftSemi-shadeRegular waterModerate waterWhite, off-white flowersOrnamental foliage

Begonia maculata is an upright cane-type with large, dark green leaves that look like bat wings with pronounced silver dots.





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Begonia maynensis, Begonia

Begonia maynensis

Begonia
Family: Begoniaceae
Origin: South America
Small plant 2-5 ftShadeSemi-shadeRegular waterPink flowersWhite, off-white flowersOrnamental foliage

Begonia maynensis, Begonia
Juvenile leaves of terrestrial forms
Begonia maynensis, Begonia


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Begonia nelumbiifolia , Lily-pad Begonia

Begonia nelumbiifolia

Lily-pad Begonia
Family: Begoniaceae
Origin: Southern Mexico, Colombia
Small plant 2-5 ftShadeSemi-shadeRegular waterPink flowersWhite, off-white flowers

Keep the soil moist. Needs humidity to thrive.



Begonia nelumbiifolia , Lily-pad Begonia
Begonia nelumbiifolia , Lily-pad Begonia
Begonia nelumbiifolia , Lily-pad Begonia
Begonia nelumbiifolia , Lily-pad Begonia


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Begonia nigritarum, Begonia rhombicarpa, Begonia

Begonia nigritarum, Begonia rhombicarpa

Begonia
Family: Begoniaceae
Origin: Philippines
Groundcover and low-growing 2ftSmall plant 2-5 ftShadeSemi-shadeRegular waterOrnamental foliage

It is a perennial exquisitely beautiful with deep green foliage, silver spots and hair-like gray margins. It is usually grown as groundcover in USDA Zones 9-11, but can be used in colder climates as well. In other parts of the country, winter care is essential. If you grow this begonia in pot in cold regions, you should bring it indoors during the cold months. This begonia can reach up to 2-5 feet tall and cover up to 2 feet. The flowers of this begonia are white and yellow. Even though it blooms all year long, it tends to have the heaviest bloom in early spring or late winter.

This plant does well when planted in semi-shade to filtred light. It doesn't tolerate strong sunlight or too much moisture from rain. Therefore, you need to water regularly and make sure that the soil never dries out completely, especially during the heat of the summer. Begonia nigritarum is an attractive ornamental plant that stands out due to it unique foliage. It prefers soil with an acidic PH level and maintains an attractive shape in all seasons. The soil should be kept slightly moist but it can survive short dry spells. During the winter, you may need to protect the plant with a thick layer of mulch.

This begonia is easy to maintain and care. Cut off any wilted or dead foliage and stems, and remove any excess soil around the roots. Pruning is not necessary, but you can do so to maintain the shape of the plant. Fertilizer is also not required but if you want to encourage blooming, use an organic fertilizer during the spring and summer.

Begonia nigritarum is a hardy plant that is easy to maintain and provides beautiful foliage and year-long blooms. It does best in USDA zone 9-11, but can also be grown in colder climates with proper winter care. It prefers partial shade, regular watering and slightly acidic soil. With the proper care, you can enjoy the beauty and foliage of this begonia for years to come.



Begonia nigritarum, Begonia rhombicarpa, Begonia
Begonia nigritarum, Begonia rhombicarpa, Begonia


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Begonia odorata var. alba, Sweet Begonia

Begonia odorata var. alba

Sweet Begonia
Family: Begoniaceae
Origin: Caribbean
Small plant 2-5 ftFull sunShadeSemi-shadeRegular waterWhite, off-white flowersFragrant

An elegant tropical perennial, sweet begonia is has glossy, succulent leaves and graceful pendulous white flowers that offer a faint pleasant fragrance.

It has a mounding yet rambling habit and is one of the few begonias that can tolerate full sunlight. Plant in mass plantings to brighten up a shady area or include it in a mixed border or collection of shade plants.





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Begonia Rex - cultorum Group, Painted Leaf Begonia, Rex Begonia

Begonia Rex - cultorum Group

Painted Leaf Begonia, Rex Begonia
Family: Begoniaceae
Small plant 2-5 ftShadeSemi-shadeRegular waterPink flowersWhite, off-white flowersOrnamental foliage

Begonia Rex - cultorum Group, also known as Painted Leaf Begonia, is a stunning genus of rhizomatous cultivars grown for their multicolored foliage. These flowers originate from the Himalayan Begonia rex and some related Asian species. It forms a small, yet beautiful shrub, reaching 2-5ft (60-150cm) in height.

This species of Begonia prefers partial shade or semi-shade, and needs regular watering during active growth. It is recommended to plant Begonia Rex in a pot with drainage holes in cold regions, rather than in a garden.

The foliage of Begonia C. Rex is particularly eye-catching, having silvery, pearly hues and a leathery texture. Its colors range from off-white and pink to bronze and purple and create a stunning addition to any type of garden. For optimal growth and appearance, Begonia Rex requires a well-draining soil mix, as well as watering and light fertilizing with balanced liquid fertilizer.

This attractive Begonia can thrive in USDA Zones 9-11 as long as it is planted in a suitable soil mix in a semi-shaded spot. In order to prevent it from drying out, it is recommended to provide mulching with organic material such as aged bark or composted leaves. When it comes to maintenance, it is possible to keep it in a good shape with careful pruning; however, be careful not to over-prune in winter months as Begonia C. Rex is very prone to root rot.

With correct maintenance and pruning, Begonia Rex cultorum Group will reward you with its lush foliage and divine beauty.





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Begonia rossmanniae, Begonia repens, Rossmannia repens, Begonia

Begonia rossmanniae, Begonia repens, Rossmannia repens

Begonia
Family: Begoniaceae
Origin: Ecuador
Small plant 2-5 ftSemi-shadeEpiphyteRegular waterRed, crimson, vinous flowers

Begonia rossmanniae, Begonia repens, Rossmannia repens, Begonia


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Begonia Semperflorens - cultorum Group, Bedding Begonia, Wax Begonia

Begonia Semperflorens - cultorum Group

Bedding Begonia, Wax Begonia
Family: Begoniaceae
Origin: Brazil
Small plant 2-5 ftShadeSemi-shadeRegular waterPink flowersWhite, off-white flowersRed, crimson, vinous flowersSubtropical, mature plant cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

The dwarf, shrubby begonias of this group are often grown as bedding annuals, or for borders in shaded garedns, and are also popular as potted plants for window boxes or patio tubs. Freely branching plants with soft, succulent stems, they have rounded, glossy green (bronze or variegated in some cultivars) leaves about 5 cm long.





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Begonia soli-mutata, Rhizomatous Begonia

Begonia soli-mutata

Rhizomatous Begonia
Family: Begoniaceae
Small plant 2-5 ftSemi-shadeRegular waterModerate waterOrnamental foliage

Begonia soli-mutata is a lovely little plant, about 20cm high, with interesting, puckered leaves and covered in red or golden hairs. The leaves can change color, depending on the light intensity. In good light the leaves turn light green and in darker conditions they turn dark green.



Begonia soli-mutata, Rhizomatous Begonia
Begonia soli-mutata, Rhizomatous Begonia
Begonia soli-mutata, Rhizomatous Begonia


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