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Caudiciforms: Begonia boliviensis

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zone10

zone10
San Diego, CA
(Zone 10b)

March 18, 2013
4:32 PM

Post #9453910

This begonia has developed a nice caudex over the years. It's about 6" in diameter now and is just showing buds of new growth. Looks a lot like a Sinningia. I keep it completely dry in winter and water sparingly in summer. It flowers prolifically!

Not sure if I have the species name correct. If I've made an error, let me know?!

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helenchild
Decatur, GA

March 18, 2013
8:24 PM

Post #9454191

Very pretty flowers.

zone10

zone10
San Diego, CA
(Zone 10b)

March 18, 2013
9:44 PM

Post #9454278

Very bright orange/red. Thanks!

NancySLAZ

NancySLAZ
Sun Lakes, AZ
(Zone 9a)

March 25, 2013
11:40 AM

Post #9461455

I wish I could grow that begonia here in Phoenix. I imagine it needs more humidity than I can muster!
helenchild
Decatur, GA

March 26, 2013
6:23 AM

Post #9462278

I am not sure Nancy. When I have tried tuberous begonias they all seem to rot. Maybe I will try another in s/h. That might work.

morganc

morganc
Austin, TX
(Zone 8b)

March 30, 2013
5:20 PM

Post #9467068

Gorgeous flowers.

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