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PlantFiles: Dragonwing Begonia
Begonia 'Benigo'

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

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18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)
USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:
Sun to Partial Shade
Light Shade


Bloom Color:

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

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 softwood cuttings
By simple layering

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:

Positive plantladylin On Oct 31, 2006, plantladylin from South Daytona, FL (Zone 9b) wrote:

I have had this plant for many years and love it! It is so easy to care for and VERY easy to root cuttings. I just give it plenty of bright light, but not direct sun, which seems to make the leaves fade out. Water when dry. Lovely house plant


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

San Leandro, California
Daytona Beach, Florida
Miami, Florida
Winter Springs, Florida
Eskridge, Kansas

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