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PlantFiles: Ruby Begonia
Begonia acetosa

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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
Burgundy
Bronze-Green
Velvet/Fuzzy-Textured
Succulent

Other details:
Flowers are fragrant
This plant is suitable for growing indoors
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Suitable for growing in containers

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

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Profile:

1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive begoniacrazii 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.

Regional...

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

Broaddus, Texas
Greenville, Texas



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