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