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Hi have a plant I inherited from my grandfather.
It gets pretty big when it is growing well, it has big green leaves, shiny on top and hairy red on the bottom, the red hairs extend down the stems.
For the first time it has flowered, they are pink and small in clusters.
I have it as a house plant as it is cold in my end of the world, but I dont know what it would be like in the wild or where it is from.
Hopefully someone can help me!!
This looks like some sort of Rhizomatous Begonia. There are literally hundreds of kinds of these! You are quite right in thinking they don't cope with cold. I think you would be able to get more cultural information on your plant at the Beginners Houseplant Forum here: http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/f/b_houseplants/all/