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Cane Stemmed Begonia, Bambusiforme Begonia
Begonia albo-picta var. rosea

Family: Begoniaceae (be-gon-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Begonia (be-GON-yuh) (Info)
Species: albo-picta var. rosea
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Classification:

Cane-like

Height:

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

Spacing:

9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

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:

Pale Pink

Pink

Bloom Time:

Blooms repeatedly

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Shiny/Glossy-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:

From herbaceous stem cuttings

From softwood cuttings

From seed; winter sow in vented containers, coldframe or unheated greenhouse

Seed Collecting:

Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

Regional

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

August, California

Hollywood, South Carolina

Gardeners' Notes:

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On Sep 15, 2013, YSFinHollywoodS from Hollywood, SC wrote:

I have had success growing the cane type begonia in Zone 8b. I bring it inside prior to the first frost and get it outside as early as I can in Spring. It gets about 36" tall and blooms easily on a covered porch where it gets full sun until almost noon.