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Angel Wing Begonia in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Begonia coccinea

 

Angel Wing Begonia

Cane-stemmed begonias are large, long lived evergreen, perennial plants that often survive for years in a garden, and their easy care also makes them valuable as houseplants. The taller varieties can reach over 1m. in height and require staking. Shorter varieties are a good choice for hanging baskets.'Angel Wing' begonias are hybrids (a cross between Begonia aconitifolia and B. coccinea) Often, these plants are used as year-round houseplants. They are quite easy to grow. The ideal growing conditions include high humidity, good circulation of the air around the plant, a lot of water, and a lot of light, (but not direct sunlight). The more light, the more brilliant the color of the leaves. Flowers are usually red or pink

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plant Features
  • Angel Wing Begonia likes partial shade

    Partial shade

  • Angel Wing Begonia likes very little water

    Very little water

  • Angel Wing Begonia is not frost hardy

    Not Frost hardy

  • Angel Wing Begonia likes moist and free draining

    Moist and free draining

 
plant information

Common name

Angel Wing Begonia

Latin name

Begonia coccinea

type

Tender perennial

family

Begoniaceae

ph

6.5 - 7.0 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Angel Wing Begonia likes partial shade

    Partial shade

  • Frost

    Angel Wing Begonia is not frost hardy

    Not Frost hardy

  • Soil

    Angel Wing Begonia likes moist and free draining

    Moist and free draining

  • Water

    Angel Wing Begonia likes very little water

    Very little water

Plant & bloom calendar

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    Best time to plant

full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Angel Wing Begonia is 0.60meters x 1.00meters 0.60 M 1.00 M

Begonia coccinea

Cane-stemmed begonias are large, long lived evergreen, perennial plants that often survive for years in a garden, and their easy care also makes them valuable as houseplants. The taller varieties can reach over 1m. in height and require staking. Shorter varieties are a good choice for hanging baskets.'Angel Wing' begonias are hybrids (a cross between Begonia aconitifolia and B. coccinea) Often, these plants are used as year-round houseplants. They are quite easy to grow. The ideal growing conditions include high humidity, good circulation of the air around the plant, a lot of water, and a lot of light, (but not direct sunlight). The more light, the more brilliant the color of the leaves. Flowers are usually red or pink


Planting

From Early Spring TO Early Spring

All begonias do best in neutral soils or compost and most prefer to be sited in partial shade. When first planting young plants, it is worth removing any early flower buds as this will allow the plant to reach its full size as quickly as possible. When growing begonias as house or conervatory plants, they do best at 13C or more although most will tolerate a winter temperature of 10C. In summer, protect the plants from full sun by siting them where they will receive maximum indirect sunlight.

 

Propagation by cuttings

From Early Spring TO Early Summer

To propagate, take stem cuttings in spring or summer, ensuring that there are growth buds in the axils of the lower leaves. Root in a mixture of half soilless compost and half course sand and keep at a temperature of 18C.

 
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