Painted-Leaf Begonia 'Indian Summer' Overview
Begonia rex 'Indian Summer' produces a beautiful mound of red-pink leaves. These have rough margins and a darker red-purple centre, and the undersides are flushed with red. Can reach 30cm tall. This evergreen rhizomatous perennial prefers partial shade making them a perfect houseplant that gives all year interest. Grown for the foliage over the flowers. In summer this Begonia can also produce white to pink-flushed flowers held above the leaves of erect thin stems. Prefers a slightly acid, rather than alkaline, soil and appreciates regular watering during the growing season, but Begonia don't like to be too wet in winter. This cultivar is protected under intellectual property laws by Plant Breeders' Rights. These provide the breeder of new plants exclusive control over the plant material for a set amount of time.