Begonia
Begonia 'Gypsy Maiden'

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

Rhizomatous

Height:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:

12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

Hardiness:

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:

Pale Pink

Bloom Time:

Blooms repeatedly

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Herbaceous

Silver/Gray

Mottled

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 herbaceous stem cuttings

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:

Miami, Florida

Gardeners' Notes:

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On Jan 14, 2006, MotherNature4 from Bartow, FL (Zone 9a) wrote:

Beautiful purple foliage with a silver overlay. It has long pointed leaves that make this look like a Rex, but it has a jointed stem and grows upright. It is a fast grower.