Palm-leaf Begonia (Begonia luxurians) in the Begonias Database

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Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Partial or Dappled Shade
Partial Shade to Full Shade
Plant Height: 10 feet (3m)
Leaves: Evergreen
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: White
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Propagation: Seeds: Provide light
Needs specific temperature: 18-22C
Days to germinate: 8-20 days
Depth to plant seed: surface
Start indoors
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Cuttings: Tip
Cuttings: Cane
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots

1 year and 5 months old, grown from seed.

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Location: My garden, Gent, BelgiumDate: 2015-10-05
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Location: My garden in Gent, BelgiumDate: 2012-07-261 year and 5 months old, grown from seed.
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Location: New York, NYDate: 2014-10Bronx bot garden - Begonia luxurians  blooming outdoors
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Location: My garden, Gent, BelgiumDate: 2014-09-10Still in bud..
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Photo courtesy of Annie's Annuals and Perennials
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Location: My garden, Gent, BelgiumDate: 2014-09-01
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Location: My garden, Gent, BelgiumDate: 2014-09-14I needed a ladder to photograph the blooms, the plant is almost 3
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Posted by SongofJoy (Clarksville, TN - Zone 6b) on Dec 4, 2011 4:12 PM

Begonia luxurians (Palm Leaf Begonia) is an upright, cane-like growing begonia with large glabrous leaves that are palmately dissected into narrow leaflets. The new growth emerges from the center of the next oldest leaf. Requires bright filtered to part sun - avoid mid-day sun. Delicate fragrant cream flowers are produced from late winter into summer. Listed in Begonias: The Complete Reference Guide (Thompson & Thompson) as a rare large-leafed shrub-type for the advanced grower. Discovered in 1848 in the mountains north of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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