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Begonia maculata is an upright cane-type with large, dark green leaves that look like bat wings with pronounced silver dots.
Keep the soil moist. Needs humidity to thrive.
Begonia nigritarum has green leaves spotted with silver and has whiskers around the edges. Be careful no to over water to avoid rotting.
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.
This is a group of rhizomatous cultivars grown for their multicolored foliage. They are derived from the Himalayan Begonia rex and some related Asian species.
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.
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 colour, depending on the light intensity. In good light the leaves turn light green and in darker conditions they turn dark green.