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PlantFiles: Rhizomatous Begonia
Begonia 'Erythrophylla Helix'

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

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Classification:
Rhizomatous

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

Spacing:
24-36 in. (60-90 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:
Pink
Rose/Mauve

Bloom Time:
Late Winter/Early Spring

Foliage:
Grown for foliage
Herbaceous
Bronze-Green
Shiny/Glossy-Textured
Rubbery-Textured

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

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:

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Positive begoniacrazii On Jul 22, 2008, begoniacrazii from Northern California, CA (Zone 9a) wrote:

B. 'Erythrophylla Helix' is a sport of B. 'Erythrophylla' and is differentiated by its extreme spiraled leaves.

Regional...

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

Nahunta, Georgia
Norristown, Pennsylvania



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