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Begonia 'Arctic Breeze'

Begonia rex 'Beleaf® Arctic Breeze'

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Also known as

Painted-Leaf Begonia 'Arctic Breeze'

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Partial Shade
Easy care
Moderate watering
Tender

H1b

RHS hardiness

10°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

40cm

Max

50cm

20cm

Min

30cm

3 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has no fragrance

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Begonia 'Arctic Breeze' Overview

Begonia Beleaf® 'Arctic Breeze' lies in the Rex Cultorum Horticultural Group, a grouping that contains rhizomatous hybrids and cultivars with attractive leaf colourations, that have been bred from the species Begonia rex. This evergreen perennial cultivar has been bred to be slightly smaller then Begonia rex only getting to 30cm long. Its leaves are brightly coloured metallic silver with attractive darker green markings along the veining in the centre of the textured leaves. Leaves have roughly toothed margins. Frequently grown indoors as a houseplant for its striking foliage, this plant suits container growing. It has a bushy habit and is frost tender, so it is recommended to keep above freezing temperatures, and plant in a position of partial sunlight, in moist well-draining soil for optimal growth.

Common problems with Begonia 'Arctic Breeze'

A simple cure for some of these insects is to spray the affected areas with a little dishwashing liquid, mixed with water, in a spray bottle (make routine sprays if the pests are persistent). Prevent powdery mildew by spraying with a registered fungicide.

How to harvest Begonia 'Arctic Breeze'

Generally not harvested.

How to propagate Begonia 'Arctic Breeze'

Cuttings

Leaf cuttings: cut a healthy leaf in early summer. Starting at the base of the leaf and using the veins as a guide, cut the leaf into triangular sections, ensuring the central veins stay intact. Insert the tip of each section into compost, ensuring the main vein is in contact with the growing medium and the leaf is upright. Keep covered and place on a bright windowsill where the temperature remains between 16 to 27°C. Roots should appear within two months. Take softwood cuttings of about 10 cm and root in a glass of water.

Rhizomes

Divide Begonia rhizomes in early spring just as the plant starts to put on more growth. Make sure each section has one or more growing points and replant straight away.

Special features of Begonia 'Arctic Breeze'

Attractive leaves

Attractive, brightly coloured foliage.

Indoor plant

Pot plant