A picture of a Begonia

Begonia

Begonia 'Rex'

Also known as

Elephant's ear

Partial Shade
Moderate watering
Tender

H2

RHS hardiness

1°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

4m

Max

15cm

Min

Flowering

    • spring
    • summer
    • autumn
    • winter

    Begonia Overview

    This painted leaf variety has ovate and warty leaves which grow up to 20 cm long. The leaves are sparsely hairy and rich metallic green, with a broad zone of silvery white above. The veins beneath and leaf-stalks are red and hairy. It bears panicles of pink flowers.

    Common problems with Begonia

    How to propagate Begonia

    Seed

    Sow seeds of species at 21C as soon as they are ripe.

    Cuttings

    Root stem and leaf cuttings can be rooted in spring or early summer in partial sun in a propagating case.

    Other uses of Begonia

    Grown for their colourful flowers and/or ornamental leaves.