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Angel Wing Begonia Begonia 'Argenteo-guttata'

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Description

Angel Wing Begonia is a hybrid cross beween  B. aconitifolia and B. coccinea.  It is a plant for all seasons and grows well in the shade, although some cultivars tolerate morning sun. This plant spreads to 2 feet. The male and female flowers are on the same plant.  It is easier to grow the Rex Begonias and tolerates heat and humidity.


 

 

 

Cultivars / Varieties:
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Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#showy flowers#houseplant#annual#container plant#silver leaves#dark green#showy leaves#patio#year-round interest#hanging baskets#cpp#silver#shade#delicate flowers
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Begonia
    Family:
    Begoniaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Annual
    Recommended Propagation Strategy:
    Leaf Cutting
    Seed
    Stem Cutting
    Dimensions:
    Height: 1 ft. 0 in. - 4 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 1 ft. 0 in. - 2 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Annual
    Houseplant
    Maintenance:
    Low
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Dappled Sunlight (Shade through upper canopy all day)
    Deep shade (Less than 2 hours to no direct sunlight)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Texture:
    Clay
    Loam (Silt)
    Sand
    Soil pH:
    Acid (<6.0)
    Neutral (6.0-8.0)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Moist
    Available Space To Plant:
    12 inches-3 feet
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Type:
    Capsule
    Fruit Description:
    Winged capsule
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Pink
    Red/Burgundy
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Cyme
    Flower Description:
    Soft pink to deep red delicate sprays (cymes) of flowers. The male and female flowers are on the same plant.
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Color:
    Gray/Silver
    Green
    Red/Burgundy
    Leaf Value To Gardener:
    Showy
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Alternate
    Leaf Shape:
    Ovate
    Leaf Margin:
    Dentate
    Serrate
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Length:
    3-6 inches
    Leaf Width:
    1-3 inches
    Leaf Description:
    Dark green, elephant ear leaves spotted with silver reddish underneath, serrate margins.
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
    Stem Form:
    Zig Zags
    Stem Description:
    Upright and zig zags.
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Container
    Hanging Baskets
    Houseplants
    Patio