Plant Guide

Begonia albopicta


Pronunciation: beg-OWN-ee-uh al-boh-PIK-tuh
Family: Begoniaceae
Common Name: Begonia
Plant Type:
  • perennial

Height to: 2'
Width to: 1'
USDA Hardiness Zones:
  • 40 to 30ºF ZONE 10
  • 50 to 40ºF ZONE 11

Bloom Description: Pendent, green white flowers, to 3/4" across
Bloom Season:
  • early summer
  • mid summer
  • late summer

Sun Exposure:
  • part sun

Soil Type: fertile, well drained, humus rich, neutral to slightly acidic
Propagation: sow seed of species as soon as ripe. Root stem tip cuttings or leaf cuttings in spring or summer in light shade. Take rhizome cuttings in summer.
Native to: Brazil
Notes: Cane stemmed Begonia.  Woody, fibrous-rooted, usually upright, evergreen perennial. Has slender, bamboo like stems, with regularly spaced, swollen nodes, and broad, asymmetrical, deeply toothed to lobed leaves. Grown for it's habit, foliage and flowers. Do not tolerate continuous, direct sunlight well. It tends to shed it's lower leaves, especially if overwatered. To keep clothed to the base, cut back over-long canes to 2 or 3 buds in the spring or early summer.   Data Source: The American Horticultural Society A to Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants
USDA Heat Zones (days above 86ºF):
  • Less then 1 day ZONE 1
  • 1 to 7 days ZONE 2
  • 7 to 14 days ZONE 3
  • 14 to 30 days ZONE 4
  • 30 to 45 days ZONE 5
  • 45 to 60 days ZONE 6
  • 60 to 90 days ZONE 7
  • 90 to 120 days ZONE 8
  • 120 to 150 days ZONE 9
  • 150 to 180 days ZONE 10
  • 180 to 210 days ZONE 11
  • Greater then 210 ZONE 12

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