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Tuberous Begonia Begonia semperflorens-cultorum, B. x tuberhybrida

Other Common Name(s):

Other plants called Tuberous Begonia:

Phonetic Spelling
beh-GO-nee-ah sem-pur-FLOR-enz kul-TOR-um
This plant has low severity poison characteristics.
See below
Description

Fibrous rooted or tuberous rooted herb; leaves alternate, simple, broad, toothed, highly variable in texture and color; flowers in small, axillary clusters, 4-parted, with 2 small and 2 large, petal-like parts, white, pink, or red, many stamens; fruit a winged capsule

Found in: Houseplant or interiorscape; landscape in flower garden as cultivated herbaceous annuals

Cultivars:
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Cultivars:
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  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Begonia
    Species:
    semperflorens-cultorum
    Family:
    Begoniaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Annual
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Tropical America
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Houseplant
    Poisonous
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Type:
    Capsule
    Fruit Description:
    Winged capsule
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Pink
    Red/Burgundy
    White
    Flower Description:
    Flowers in small, axillary clusters, 4-parted, with 2 small and 2 large, petal-like parts, white, pink, or red, many stamens
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Alternate
    Leaf Margin:
    Serrate
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Description:
    Leaves alternate, simple, broad, toothed, highly variable in texture and color
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Container
    Houseplants
  • Poison:
    Poison Severity:
    Low
    Poison Symptoms:
    Burning of mouth, throat, lips, and tongue, swelling, difficulty with speech and swallowing; possibly nausea and vomiting.
    Poison Toxic Principle:
    Oxalates
    Causes Contact Dermatitis:
    No
    Poison Part:
    Roots