Ruby Begonia
Begonia acetosa

Family: Begoniaceae (be-gon-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Begonia (be-GON-yuh) (Info)
Species: acetosa (a-SET-oh-suh) (Info)
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Classification:

Rhizomatous

Height:

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:

Light Shade

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Blooms repeatedly

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Evergreen

Herbaceous

Velvet/Fuzzy-Textured

Succulent

Other details:

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Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

By dividing the rootball

By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)

From leaf cuttings

From herbaceous stem cuttings

From woody stem cuttings

From softwood cuttings

From seed; winter sow in vented containers, coldframe or unheated greenhouse

From seed; sow indoors before last frost

From seed; germinate in vitro in gelatin, agar or other medium

By simple layering

By air layering

Seed Collecting:

Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

Foliage Color:

Burgundy

Bronze-Green

Bloom Characteristics:

Flowers are fragrant

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Suitable for growing in containers

This plant is suitable for growing indoors

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Broaddus, Texas

Greenville, Texas

Gardeners' Notes:

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On Sep 30, 2008, begoniacrazii from Northern California, CA (Zone 9a) wrote:

Wonderfully fuzzy rhizomatous species begonia from Brazil. Fantastic green topside of leaves with wine-red under. Requires high humidity.