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Begonia grandis is a species from China. In the wild this species grows a terrestrial or lithophyte. Information about how it grows in the wild is scarce. This species has become naturalised in Japan and South Korea where it has escaped cultivation. Plants measure c50 cm. Inflorescences are short and bear a few pink flowers that measure about 1 cm across. Plants usually bloom during the autumn. Propagation is from cutting or by seed. If you grow this species outdoors, look around the garden and dig up the new seedlings before the first frosts. Plants are deciduous when grown outdoors in the UK. Plants generally drop leaves when temperatures fall below 12-15 degrees.

 

These are flowering size plants and growing in pots. Grow Begonia grandis in a pot with a fine bark, soil and perlite media or plant it in your garden in shade and under the cover of a tree. Grow your plant in moderate shade, never in direct or bright sunlight. Give your plant plenty of water and don’t let it dry out. This plant grows well in an intermediate to cool greenhouse and appreciates night-time temperatures of 8-16 degrees and day temperatures of 20 to 29 degrees. This is not an indoor plant but will live happily on a shaded balcony or in your garden.

 

Family –        Begoniaceae

Plant Passport - A Begonia grandis B 140084 c 10101 d GB

Begonia grandis

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