Begonia (aka Begoniaceae)

  • Location:

    I am native to moist subtropical and tropical climates.
  • Looks:

    I come in flowering and ornamental leaved varieties.
  • Height:

    I can grow up to 18" tall and wide.
  • Environment:

    I prefer shaded, humid conditions and rich, aerated soil like that found on the forest floor. I'm very happy in pots
  • Flowers:

    My flowers are insignificant, but with leaves like these... who cares!
  • Grooming:

    Tidy me up by pinching off dead leaves at my base.
  • Life Span:

    I can last for months.
  • Feeding:

    Concentrated fertiliser will burn my leaves, and too much water will cause me to rot!
  • Fact:

    I was used to polish swords in days gone by.
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