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Bolivian Begonia

Begonia boliviensis

Full Sun
Easy care
Moderate watering
Tender

H1b

RHS hardiness

10°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

60cm

Max

60cm

15cm

Min

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has no fragrance

Bolivian Begonia Overview

Begonia boliviensis is an easy to grow plant, great for adding to borders, hanging baskets and patio pots, but they can only be grown under glass or outside in summer, in temperate climates. They originate from Argentina, Bolivia and Peru. A bushy tuberous perennial, Begonia boliviensis - or Bolivian begonia - has glossy leaves and drooping, orange-scarlet flowers that form in small clusters and cascade prolifically in summer. (They are usually dormant in winter.)

Common problems with Bolivian Begonia

How to propagate Bolivian Begonia

Cuttings

Seed

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

Special features of Bolivian Begonia

Attractive flowers

Attractive leaves

Pot plant

Indoor plant

Other uses of Bolivian Begonia

Grown for their colourful flowers and/or ornamental leaves.