I have three begonias and love all of them. I'm quickly finding that they are indeed one of my favorites. I think I've IDed one positively (Begonia soli-mutata) from one of the threads. The other is another type of rex (no idea yet, it's pinkish) but I can't find this one or am unsure.
So far from research in the plant files I've at least gathered that this is a cane type of begonia. I got it as a one stemmed tiny plant with two leaves and my bad boy has blossomed into a beauty. I usually just hear it called a dragon-winged begonia. However, when I search that a lot of angel-winged begonias come up. But research doesn't really provide me with pictures of the same plant. The closest I've come to on the plant files has been this one. Is it right? I noticed mine has a lot more spots?
Actually, this could be one of many, many Cane-type begonias known as Superba's. True, it looks like B. 'Sophie Cecile', but please don't put that name on it until that ID can be verified by more than iding an internet photo! Too many begonias have been misnamed this way! Here is B. 'Irene Nuss' another look alike
There are probably so many naming mistakes around the world that I doubt one more would make much difference in the grand scheme of things. It's terrible when nurseries make mistakes (maybe honestly) but when you point it out to them on the mistake and they stick to their guns (or stick their head in the sand) then what else can you do. A hobbyist on the other hand...
Thanks for the input, Begoniac! I don't know, after HC showed me, I really thought it was it. I researched the Sophia Cecile pretty well after HC suggested it. My type matches with all the pictures and descriptions I found. I like the Irene Nuss and while it does seem to have the similar leaf pattern that one doesn't have any type of silvering that mine shows.
Unfortunately most of my ID's stem from internet findings and researching as a lot of places are so general with their names. It's really all I have as far as IDing. :(
I attached a couple more pictures, what do you think?
The first one is flash on, second is flash off and third is the underside of the leaf.
I can always tell people that I THINK it's a Sophia Cecile. I don't have any plant friends, they won't know any better. :D