King begonia, Fan plant
This Begonia species lies in the Rex-cultorum horticultural group, these plants are generally rhizomatous hybrids and cultivars with attractive leaf colourations, that have been bred from this Begonia species, B. rex. This evergreen perennial typically grows to around 30cm tall, producing large, oval foliage coloured metallic green with silver markings on the upper surface and red on the undersides. Originating from northern India, this plant produces pink flowers, which make a stunning winter display. Frequently grown indoors as a houseplant for its striking foliage. Many hybrids and cultivars have been bred from this species, in a huge range of colourations.