Begonia listada

Begoniaceae

Begonia listada is originally from South America, Argentina, Brazil, and Paraguay. A low growing sprawling habit makes this begonia suitable for use as a ground cover in a shaded area.

The leaves are covered with fine hairs and are red on the reverse. With its growing habit it does make an excellent candidate for growing in hanging baskets where it can be allowed to hang down and show off its attractive foliage.

Nice white flowers above foliage during fall to winter. Foliage is green with light green to silver stripe.

This attractive shrub like ground covering begonia is under rated by many, however for those who grow it, the foliage alone makes a wonderful addition to the garden, or container.

Care

Begonia listada grows well deep shade. Works well in pot or container indoors. A well drained humus rich moist soil. Prune to maintain shape.

In areas of heat and to much sun the foliage will tend to brown, however if shade cloth is used this can be avoided.

Propagation is easy from stem cuttings.