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Begonia listada

Family: Begoniaceae (be-gon-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Begonia (be-GON-yuh) (Info)
Species: listada

Synonym:Begonia listida

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15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

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


Bloom Color:
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Blooms all year

Grown for foliage

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:

Propagation Methods:
From herbaceous stem 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

Seed Collecting:
Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

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Gardeners' Notes:

Neutral Joan On Jul 29, 2008, Joan from Belfield, ND (Zone 4a) wrote:

The correct name is Begonia listada. It is sometimes mistakenly spelled Begonia listida because it was listed that way in the American Begonia Society's 1962 seed list.

Neutral MotherNature4 On Jan 22, 2006, MotherNature4 from Bartow, FL (Zone 9a) wrote:

This is a shrub-like begonia that rarely grows over 12" high. The arrow shaped dark green leaves have a white stripe down the center. I am told that listida means stripe. The backs are red.

It has white flower buds that have tiny red hairs and blooms less in winter.


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

San Jose, California

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