Plant ID forum: Begonia; for ID

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Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
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plantladylin
Apr 19, 2015 3:45 PM CST
Anyone familiar with Begonia's? These are photos I took a couple of years ago of a fairly large Begonia at our local Botanical Gardens (where nothing is labeled!) and I'm wondering if this could be Begonia nelumbiifolia?
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Name: Dave Paul
Puna, HI (Zone 10b)
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Metrosideros
Apr 19, 2015 8:14 PM CST
They look long & leggy, maybe too little light, but maybe.

Here is recent photos from here.








Name: Dave Paul
Puna, HI (Zone 10b)
Live in a rainforest, get wet feet.
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Metrosideros
Apr 19, 2015 8:29 PM CST
Sorry Lin, but the more I compare, it looks like you've got some kinda canestem Begonia.

I'm lost when it comes to figuring out garden varieties.



Regardless, the Begonia makes a good garden plant, and you can put the flowers in your salad!
Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
Region: United States of America Morning Glories Region: Florida Houseplants Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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plantladylin
Apr 20, 2015 7:53 AM CST
Dave, thanks for your input. Wow .... those are really gorgeous!! Comparing the leaves in your photos to those in my pic's, it doesn't look to be the same Begonia. I'll just keep my pictures in the unidentified folder. Smiling
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JC/NYC (Zone 7b)
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skylark
Apr 20, 2015 5:57 PM CST
it's def not a B. nelumbiifolia - they have tear-drop (roundish) leaf, not a one-sided comma-type leaf like yours.
Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
Region: United States of America Morning Glories Region: Florida Houseplants Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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plantladylin
Apr 20, 2015 7:14 PM CST
Yep, I noticed the leaf difference when Dave posted his photos.
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