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

9-12 in. (22-30 cm)
12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

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


Bloom Color:
Pale Pink

Bloom Time:
Blooms repeatedly


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:

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

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1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive YSFinHollywoodS 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.


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

August, California
Hollywood, South Carolina

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