King Begonia (Begonia 'Fireworks') in the Begonias Database

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Data specific to Begonias (Edit)
Originator: Michael J. Kartuz
Date of Origin: 1976
Plant Types: Rex Cultorum

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Partial or Dappled Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 10a -1.1 °C (30 °F) to +1.7 °C (35 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 11
Plant Height: 12 to 18 inches
Plant Spread: 6 to 12 inches
Leaves: Unusual foliage color
Evergreen
Other: Metallic, silvery-green with purple bands and margins and burst of dark purple in center.
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Pink
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Summer
Suitable Locations: Houseplant
Terrariums
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Resistances: Humidity tolerant
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Division
Containers: Needs excellent drainage in pots

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All About BegoniasAll About Begonias
May 2, 2010

Begonias come in many shapes, sizes, types, and leaf colors. They make good houseplants, but they require a bit more care than the average houseplant. I rate them as an 8 out of 10 on the scale of difficulty indoors in the winter but they're 2 out of 10 outdoors in the summer.

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