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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Classification:

Shrub

Height:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Spacing:

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:

Sun to Partial Shade

Light Shade

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Pink

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Herbaceous

Shiny/Glossy-Textured

Pink

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

By simple layering

Seed Collecting:

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

Regional

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

San Leandro, California

Daytona Beach, Florida

Miami, Florida

Winter Springs, Florida

Eskridge, Kansas

Gardeners' Notes:

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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