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PlantFiles: Cane Begonia
Begonia 'Lubbergei'

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Family: Begoniaceae (be-gon-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Begonia (be-GON-yuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Lubbergei
Hybridized by Uemura; Year of Registration or Introduction: 1977

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Classification:
Cane-like

Height:
12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

Spacing:
15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)
USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:
Light Shade
Partial to Full Shade

Danger:
N/A

Bloom Color:
Pale Pink

Bloom Time:
Late Winter/Early Spring
Mid Spring
Late Fall/Early Winter
Mid Winter
Blooms repeatedly

Foliage:
Grown for foliage
Burgundy
Bronze-Green
Smooth-Textured

Other details:
This plant is suitable for growing indoors
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Provides winter interest
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:
From herbaceous stem cuttings
From softwood cuttings

Seed Collecting:
N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral MotherNature4 On Jan 19, 2006, MotherNature4 from Bartow, FL (Zone 9a) wrote:

This cane stem begonia is a cross between B. lubbersii x B. dregei.
The leaves are an interesting olive color, darker veins and red undersides. The margins are scolloped.

It has pale pink flowers that fade to white with age.



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