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Begonia

Begonia acida

Also known as

Elephant's ear

Partial Shade
Moderate watering
Tender

10b

USDA zone

2°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

4m

Max

15cm

Min

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

Begonia Overview

This species is rhizomatous, acaulescent. The leaves are suborbicular and grow up to 23cm across, bright green, below and petioles are covered by thick white to pink hairs. The flowers are cream-white to pale pink.

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.