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PlantFiles: Hardy Taiwan Begonia
Begonia chitoensis

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

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Classification:
Rhizomatous

Height:
12-18 in. (30-45 cm)
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Spacing:
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)
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

Danger:
N/A

Bloom Color:
Pink

Bloom Time:
Mid Spring
Late Spring/Early Summer
Mid Summer

Foliage:
Grown for foliage
Herbaceous
Blue-Green
Shiny/Glossy-Textured

Other details:
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 rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)
From leaf cuttings
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
By simple layering

Seed Collecting:
Collect seedhead/pod when flowers fade; allow to dry
Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

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Profile:

1 positive
1 neutral
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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive DCTropics On Jan 15, 2010, DCTropics from Washington, DC wrote:

Plants survived a winter in Washington, DC with a low of 8 degrees and only a light mulch of fallen leaves. Plants grew much larger in their second year. Large handsome leaves, but not spectacular. Very easy to propagate from leaf wedge cuttings.

Neutral MotherNature4 On Jan 26, 2006, MotherNature4 from Bartow, FL (Zone 9a) wrote:

This rhizomatous species from Taiwan will form upright stems as it matures. It does propagate from seeds, because that is how it came to this country.

Regional...

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

Calistoga, California
Washington, District Of Columbia



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