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Scientific Name: Begonia x semperflorens cultorum
Pronunciation: bih-GOE-nya sem-per-FLOR-enz
Common Name: fibrous begonia, wax begonia
Family Name: Begoniaceae
Plant Type: Annual
Key ID Features: Leaves green or bronze, succulent; flowers white, red, or pink.
Course(s): HORT 1193/1293, HORT 2355, Level 3 Apprenticeship

Habit: Upright
Form: Mounded
Texture: Medium
Mature Size:
Height:0.1 - 0.2m
Spread:0.1 - 0.3m
Growth Rate:Slow
Origin: Garden origin, South America (originally B cucullata var. hookeri X B. schmidtiana but some cv. includes other species)
Hardiness Rating: Zone 10: (-1 to 4 C)
Exposure: Full sun, Part sun/part shade
Soil/ Growing Medium: Well-drained
Water Use: Moderate
Landscape Uses: Bedding plant, Container planting, Summer interest
Additional Info: Google
fibrous begonia, wax begonia
Leaf Morphology: Glossary
Form: Simple
Arrangement: Alternate
Texture/ Venation: Pinnate venation, Succulent
Surfaces: Lustrous, Pubescent
Colour in Summer: Green, Bronze
Leaf(let) Terms:
Shapes: Ovate
Apices: Obtuse
Margins: Ciliate, Dentate

Inflorescence Type: Floriferous, Cyme
Flower Morphology:Monoecious plant
Number of Petals:4
Corolla Shape:Rotate/stellate
Ovary Position:Superior
Colour (petals): Showy, White, Pink, Red
Flower Scent: None
Flower Time at Peak: Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep

Fruit Type: Capsule
Fruit Colour: Brown
Fruiting Time: Oct, Nov
Additional Info: Fruit insignificant

Bark or Stem Colour:
Organ Modifications: Fibrous-like roots

Propagation: Seed, Cuttings
Pest Susceptibility: Thrips, ( Drought resistant )
Specific Pests: deer
(BED) BEDding, container, or basket
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