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Begonia nelumbiifolia

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Family: Begoniaceae (be-gon-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Begonia (be-GON-yuh) (Info)
Species: nelumbiifolia (nel-um-bee-FOH-lee-uh) (Info)

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Classification:
Rhizomatous

Height:
12-18 in. (30-45 cm)
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Spacing:
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)
36-48 in. (90-120 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:
Light Shade

Danger:
N/A

Bloom Color:
Pale Pink
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Mid Winter
Blooms repeatedly

Foliage:
Grown for foliage
Herbaceous
Shiny/Glossy-Textured

Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
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 the rootball
By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)
From leaf cuttings
From herbaceous stem cuttings
From seed; winter sow in vented containers, coldframe or unheated greenhouse
By simple layering

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

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2 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive begoniacrazii On Jul 23, 2008, begoniacrazii from Northern California, CA (Zone 9a) wrote:

Native to the moist forests of Central Mexico to Colombia, where it is so common it is reported to be eaten as a local vegetable.

Positive Azalea On Jan 17, 2003, Azalea from Jonesboro, GA (Zone 7b) wrote:

I have a plant exactly like this, also called "Maple Leaf" Begonia. The leaves have a rust colored underside. A showy plant in shade in the summer or as an indoor houseplant all year.

Regional...

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

Anniston, Alabama
Beverly Hills, California
Big Pine Key, Florida
Clearwater, Florida
De Leon Springs, Florida
New Port Richey, Florida
Saint Petersburg, Florida
Zephyrhills, Florida



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