Begonia foliosa

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Begonia foliosa
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Begonia foliosa var. miniata
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Cucurbitales
Family: Begoniaceae
Genus: Begonia
Species: B. foliosa
Binomial name
Begonia foliosa
Kunth
Synonyms
  • Begonia fuchsioides Hook.
Foliage

Begonia foliosa is a species of flowering plant in the family Begoniaceae, native to Colombia and Venezuela. It is a shrublike begonia growing to 1 metre (3.3 ft), bearing succulent, pendent stems 45 centimetres (18 in) long, thickly clothed with glossy oval green leaves, and producing panicles of small white flowers. The variety commonly cultivated is B. foliosa var. miniata with pink or red flowers. As it does not tolerate temperatures below 0 °C (32 °F), in temperate regions it requires winter protection.[1]

The variety B. foliosa var. miniata has gained the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit.[2]

  1. ^ RHS A-Z encyclopedia of garden plants. United Kingdom: Dorling Kindersley. 2008. p. 1136. ISBN 1405332964. 
  2. ^ "RHS Plant Selector - Begonia foliosa var. miniata". Retrieved 13 June 2013.