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Begonia

The Begonia is a genus in the Begoniaceae family and she is very popular! We think the Begonia is so popular because of her many different, beautiful and unique forms, the most famous being the Angel Wing/Polka Dot Begonia. There is a Begonia for everyone!

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Begonia varieties for sale

Begonias can be categorized into four types: Fibrous, Tuberous, Canes and Rhizomatour.

Fibrous and Tuberous: the fibrous begonias, also known as wax begonias, and the tuberous varieties are often grown in garden beds. They can also have small flowers and are generally selected for their flowers rather than their foliage. The Begonia Semperflorens or Begonia Dragon Wing is a good example.

Cane Begonias: popularly known as Angel Wing begonias or Polka dot begonias, for example Begonia Maculata, Begonia Tamaya and the Begonia Corallina. They have long, almost bamboo-like stems and slender drop- and wing-shaped leaves that point downwards. They may have clusters of small white, pink or red flowers, but the real stars are the leaves, which come in various colours and are often speckled with silver.

Rhizomatous: the rhizomatous Begonias are so called because they grow from a stem called a rhizome. They have the most striking leaves in colour, shape and texture. Many have fuzzy, variegated leaves in shades ranging from pale pink to deep purple and from yellow to dark green. The popular Rex Begonias are technically a subgroup of the rhizomatous category, but they are often grouped separately due to their difficult growth. Rex means king in Latin, an appropriate name (we think) for this group with the largest, most extravagant leaves!

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