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Angelwing Begonia

Begonia coccinea

Partial Shade
Moderate care
Moderate watering
Tender

12b

USDA zone

13°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

1.2m

Max

30cm

Min

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

Overview

Begonia coccinea originally comes from Brazil and has become a popular houseplant in many parts of the world. Also known as the Angelwing Begonia, its leaves are green with red margins on top, and a dark red colour underneath. It produces masses of coral-coloured flowered on red stalks in spring. A hybrid species itself, it is a parent of many other hybrids too. To successfully grow a Begonia coccinea indoors, it must be kept in a bright position - but not in direct sunlight, kept moist but well-drained, and pruned regularly, to keep its shape.

Common problems

Propagation

Cuttings

Leaf cuttings work well with this species.

Special Features

Attractive flowers

Attractive leaves

Pot plant

Indoor plant