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PlantFiles: Begonia
Begonia crispula

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Family: Begoniaceae (be-gon-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Begonia (be-GON-yuh) (Info)
Species: crispula (KRISP-yoo-luh) (Info)

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Classification:
Rhizomatous

Height:
6-12 in. (15-30 cm)
12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

Spacing:
15-18 in. (38-45 cm)
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Hardiness:
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
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Blooms repeatedly

Foliage:
Grown for foliage
Herbaceous
Blue-Green
Smooth-Textured
Veined

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:
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Propagation Methods:
By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)
From leaf cuttings
From seed; winter sow in vented containers, coldframe or unheated greenhouse
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:

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

This is a difficult to grow rhizomatous, but the unusual foliage is worth the effort. It prefers high humidity so needs to be grown in a terrarium. The veins are depressed on the surface of the nearly round leaves, but they are raised on the back, giving it a very crinkled appearance.

A native of Brazil, it was first recorded in 1950.



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