Cane Begonia (Begonia 'Looking Glass') in the Begonias Database

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Data specific to Begonias (Edit)
Originator: Patrick J. Worley
Date of Origin: 1981
Plant Types: Cane Stem

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Partial or Dappled Shade
Partial Shade to Full Shade
Water Preferences: Wet Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Moderately acid (5.6 – 6.0)
Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Plant Height: 4 feet
Plant Spread: 5 feet
Leaves: Unusual foliage color
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Pink
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Spring
Late spring or early summer
Suitable Locations: Houseplant
Uses: Suitable as Annual
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Cuttings: Tip
Cuttings: Cane
Cuttings: Leaf
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Suitable for hanging baskets
Needs excellent drainage in pots

Can't capture the shine of the leaves

Posted by dyzzypyxxy (Sarasota, Fl) on Apr 23, 2012 5:06 PM

This is one of my favorite begonias. I can't get a picture of how metallic silver the leaves are, they just look white or grey in photos. Very vigorous, small pink flowers in spring, just a wonderful accent plant.

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