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Cane Begonia, Angel Wing Begonia 'Pink'

Begonia coccinea

Family: Begoniaceae (be-gon-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Begonia (be-GON-yuh) (Info)
Species: coccinea (kok-SIN-ee-uh) (Info)
Cultivar: Pink
Additional cultivar information:(aka Dona-Ema)
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18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

24-36 in. (60-90 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 all year

Blooms repeatedly



Good Fall Color



Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

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

Seed Collecting:

N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Can be grown as an annual

Suitable for growing in containers


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

Brea, California

Calistoga, California

San Jose, California

Bartow, Florida

Lake Mary, Florida

Lakeland, Florida

Pompano Beach, Florida

Snellville, Georgia

Lewiston, Maine

Oakland, Maryland

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Canton, Mississippi

Saint Joseph, Missouri

Elizabethton, Tennessee

Seymour, Tennessee

Ferris, Texas

Port Arthur, Texas

Webster, Texas

Kennewick, Washington

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Sep 6, 2009, Sylvanmaid from New Ulm, TX wrote:

I found a pot of sticks at a house I rented in college, over 40 years ago, in Colorado. On a whim, I started watering the pot and soon and the sticks came to life and turned into a beautiful Angel Wing begonia. I carried that plant with me to Arkansas and then Texas, making cuttings from it all the while, and I still have numerous offspring from that original "stick". Some I use as houseplants, some as porch plants under shade, and I'm going to try putting some in the ground this fall. The leaves alone make for a beautiful plant but when it blooms, it's simply stunning! It requires little care although it's important NOT to overwater it.


On Aug 28, 2009, jaslacovis from Minneapolis, MN wrote:

I order my Begonia's online from Logees Greenhouse. I've had great sucess with every type including this one. They grow fine outside in the summer. I can usually get my fiberous begonia's to bloom in the fall and spring when the avail light begins to deminish. I cut mine back at the end of each summer when they get too leggy or tall. Passing out the stem cuttings to friends.


On Aug 1, 2009, tinagreen from Kennewick, WA wrote:

i started this huge plant from one leaf that looked dead and cob webs all over it....but i put some water in the cup and it came back. i don't know anything about it except for that i love the leaves...they are very beautiful. i did learn that these things flower! i didn't know that cause mine sure doesn't....how can i find out why and help my plant to start?


On Apr 23, 2009, 1MRD from Oakland, MD wrote:

I have this plant, I love it and think its beautiful. I have an issue however, one of my taller plants is slowing dying from the bottom up. Long story short I have my dog to thank for that. Anywho, Could some please help me out with a method of removing the portion of healthy plant and rooting it. A PM or response through the notes would be a huge help. It is an amazing plant, suggest it to everyone.


On Aug 29, 2008, JRush from Guilford, CT (Zone 7a) wrote:

This cane Begonia loves a shady spot outdoors, & more than an hour or two of direct sunlight will burn the leaves. Indoors, any bright window will do.
Larger plants will benefit from a yearly pruning. Cut stalks back to 4-6" in early Winter, when the stalks begin to lose the lower leaves. This will ensure new cane growth, & a full, lush plant for the next growing season. Make 6" pieces from the cuttings & sink them 2-3" into damp peat/soil to propagate.