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Begonia albopicta

Pronunciation: beg-OWN-ee-uh al-boh-PIK-tuh
Family: Begoniaceae
Common Name: Begonia
Plant Type:
  • perennial
Height to: 2ft (60.9cm)
Width to: 1ft (30.48cm)
USDA Hardiness Zones:
  • 40 to 30ºF ZONE 10
  • 50 to 40ºF ZONE 11
Sun Exposure:
  • part sun
Bloom Season:
  • early summer
  • mid summer
  • late summer
Bloom Description: Begonia albopicta produce pendent, green white flowers, to 3/4in across
Soil Type: Fertile, well drained, humus rich, neutral to slightly acidic
Pests and Diseases: Mealybugs, mites, thrips, whiteflies, powdery mildew, stem rot, rhizome rot, nematode invasion
Propagation: Sow seed of species as soon as ripe. Root stem tip cuttings or leaf cuttings in spring or summer in light shade. Take rhizome cuttings in summer.
Native to: Brazil
Notes for Identification:

Cane stemmed Begonia. Woody, fibrous-rooted, usually upright, evergreen perennial. Has slender, bamboo like stems, with regularly spaced, swollen nodes, and broad, asymmetrical, deeply toothed to lobed leaves. Grown for it's habit, foliage and flowers. Do not tolerate continuous, direct sunlight well. It tends to shed it's lower leaves, especially if overwatered. To keep clothed to the base, cut back over-long canes to 2 or 3 buds in the spring or early summer.

Data Source: The American Horticultural Society A to Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants

USDA Heat Zones (days above 86ºF):
  • Less then 1 day ZONE 1
  • 1 to 7 days ZONE 2
  • 7 to 14 days ZONE 3
  • 14 to 30 days ZONE 4
  • 30 to 45 days ZONE 5
  • 45 to 60 days ZONE 6
  • 60 to 90 days ZONE 7
  • 90 to 120 days ZONE 8
  • 120 to 150 days ZONE 9
  • 150 to 180 days ZONE 10
  • 180 to 210 days ZONE 11
  • Greater then 210 ZONE 12
Seed photo: 0
Seed Label: 0
Located in: Perennials
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