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PlantFiles: Begonia
Begonia rajah

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

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Classification:
Rhizomatous

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

Spacing:
9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:
Light Shade

Danger:
N/A

Bloom Color:
Pink
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Blooms all year
Blooms repeatedly

Foliage:
Grown for foliage
Herbaceous
Burgundy
Bronze-Green
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:
Non-patented

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

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

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive MotherNature4 On Nov 11, 2008, MotherNature4 from Bartow, FL (Zone 9a) wrote:

B. rajah is a species that is an excellent terrarium plant. It likes high humidity but will not stand wet feet. Freshly harvested seeds will germinate after eight weeks.

The smooth oval leaves are deep mahogany on both sides, with indented green veins. Blossoms are pale pink, appearing in summer.



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