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Begonias: BEGONIA MACULATA, NICE PLANT IN A FOUR INCH POT!

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begoniadude
Irving, TX

July 27, 2010
5:59 AM

Post #7999596

I am bidding on this plant on Ebay. I don't think this is maculata since it appears to be a rhizomatus begonia and I think that Maculata is a cane. Anyone know what I am actually bidding on?
begoniadude
Irving, TX

July 27, 2010
6:17 AM

Post #7999625

Here is a picture of what is being offered.

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begoniaguy
Saint Petersburg, FL

July 27, 2010
9:02 AM

Post #7999993

Originally that plant was known as B. masoniana var maculata. However that has been changed to B. variegata (I think!)
Bob
hcmcdole
Powder Springs, GA
(Zone 7b)

July 27, 2010
12:58 PM

Post #8000420

You are correct begoniaguy (Bob). I think it was changed in the last few years.

Here is a picture of a very large one at PHOE.

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killdawabbit
Christiana, TN
(Zone 6b)

July 27, 2010
1:00 PM

Post #8000423

Unbelievable! How wide are those leaves, hc?
begoniadude
Irving, TX

July 27, 2010
1:26 PM

Post #8000485

Any growing tips on this one? Should it be under glass?
hcmcdole
Powder Springs, GA
(Zone 7b)

July 27, 2010
1:26 PM

Post #8000487

Probably 12 inches across.

killdawabbit
Christiana, TN
(Zone 6b)

July 27, 2010
1:33 PM

Post #8000499

Unbelievable! That's it. I'm moving to Florida. LOL
hcmcdole
Powder Springs, GA
(Zone 7b)

July 27, 2010
1:36 PM

Post #8000506

That is the only way I found to grow mine and I've had it at least 3 years. I have it in the largest ice bucket I could find and the largest cake lid I could find from a Sam's Club cake. I lost my first one because I didn't have it in a terrarium.

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begoniaguy
Saint Petersburg, FL

July 28, 2010
9:55 AM

Post #8002257

A member of our local branch is growing it out of a terrarium, but he has it in a climate controlled (heated and cooled) greenhouse. It will survive for a short time in warm humid weather outside but for long term survival a terrarium is necessary. :(
killdawabbit
Christiana, TN
(Zone 6b)

July 28, 2010
10:00 AM

Post #8002266

I'm converting my 125 gallon aquarium into a terrarium for begonias that need that environment. What do guys think are the most beautiful begonias that need that a terrarium environment?
begoniadude
Irving, TX

July 29, 2010
6:08 AM

Post #8004048

Well I didn't win the plant. It went for $20.50. I didn't want to pay more than 20.00 for it.
begoniaguy
Saint Petersburg, FL

July 29, 2010
10:24 AM

Post #8004504

rajah, 'Exotica' or brevirmosa (both now the same plant I think), any rex, 'Buttercup' for a ground cover

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