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Striped Begonia in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Begonia listada

 

Striped Begonia

B. listada is a compact, bushy evergreen perennial to 30cm. The foliage consists of small hairy, dark green leaves with bright green midrib and margin. It produces panicles of white flowers 5cm across. It is not hardy. These large, long-lived evergreens are often grown for many years in winter-warm conservatories or as valuable houseplants.

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plant Features
  • Striped Begonia likes partial shade

    Partial shade

  • Striped Begonia likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

  • Striped Begonia is not frost hardy

    Not Frost hardy

  • Striped Begonia likes moist and free draining

    Moist and free draining

 
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plant information

Common name

Striped Begonia

Latin name

Begonia listada

type

Houseplant

family

Begoniaceae

ph

5.5 - 7.5 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Striped Begonia likes partial shade

    Partial shade

  • Frost

    Striped Begonia is not frost hardy

    Not Frost hardy

  • Soil

    Striped Begonia likes moist and free draining

    Moist and free draining

  • Water

    Striped Begonia likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

Plant & bloom calendar

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    Best time to plant

full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Striped Begonia is 0.40meters x 0.30meters 0.40 M 0.30 M

Begonia listada

B. listada is a compact, bushy evergreen perennial to 30cm. The foliage consists of small hairy, dark green leaves with bright green midrib and margin. It produces panicles of white flowers 5cm across. It is not hardy. These large, long-lived evergreens are often grown for many years in winter-warm conservatories or as valuable houseplants.


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. Rhizomatous begonias will grow in all the various types of pots. Many can even be grown as epiphytes using various methods such as on boards with a small amount of mix covered with spagnum moss. Most rhizomatous begonias do best in shallow pots or bowls when using plastic pots. If you encounter difficulties growing this type of begonia using plastic pots, you may do better using clay azalea pots or clay bowls. These pots are more expensive and heavier but nearly all rhizomatous begonias will do well in them. Rhizomatous begonias will also do very well in wooden pots or moss covered baskets.

 

Propagation by division

From Early Spring TO Early Summer

For small rhizomatous types, divide the rhizome and use root pieces

 

Propagating by leaf cuttings

From Early Summer TO Mid Summer

A single leaf can produce several young plants. Remove a healthy leaf, and, use a clean, sharp knife, to cut it into postage-stamp sized pieces, with each piece having a vein down its length. Stand leaf pieces upright in pots of compost ensuring that the cut vein is in contact with the compost. Water, to settle the compost around the cuttings, then place the pot in a clear polythene bag, and put it in a warm, light position, until the cutting has taken root and produced shoots (this is usually several months). When large enough to handle, pot on.

 
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