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Begonia luxurians - Palm Leaf Begonia
   

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Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Perennial
Family: Begoniaceae (Begonias)
Origin: Brazil (South America)
Evergreen: Yes
Flower Color: White
Bloomtime: Winter/Summer
Height: 4-8 feet
Width: 2-4 feet
Exposure: Cool Sun/Light Shade
Irrigation (H2O Info): Medium Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 25-30 F
Begonia luxurians (Palm Leaf Begonia) - An upright, cane-like growing begonia with large glabrous leaves that are palmately dissected into narrow leaflets. Interestingly, the new growth emerges from the center of the next oldest leaf. Requires bright filtered to part sun - best to avoid mid-day sun but our stock plant that we keep for seed production in the nursery is in full sun and only sufferes briefly on our warmest days (low 90's F). Delicate fragrant cream flowers are produced from late winter into summer. Listed in Begonias: The Complete Reference Guide (Thompson & Thompson) as a bare large-leafed shrub-type for the advanced grower. Discovered in 1848 in the Organ Mountains north of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The Organ Mountains take their name from their resemblance from a distance to the tubes of an organ.  This description is based on our research and observations of this plant as it grows in our nursery and our own landscape plantings and in other gardens that we visit. We also incorporate comments we receive from others and appreciate receiving feedback of any kind from those who have additional information about this plant, particularly if they disagree with what we have written or if they have additional cultural tips that would aid others in growing Begonia luxurians