Trailing Begonia (Begonia 'Withlacoochee') in the Begonias Database

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Data specific to Begonias (Edit)
Originator: Francis Michelson
Date of Origin: 1977
Plant Types: Trailing-Scandent

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Partial or Dappled Shade
Plant Height: 12 inches
Plant Spread: Trailing to 48 inches or more.
Leaves: Evergreen
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: White
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Spring
Late spring or early summer
Summer
Late summer or early fall
Fall
Underground structures: Taproot
Uses: Suitable as Annual
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Butterflies
Resistances: Humidity tolerant
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Cuttings: Tip
Division
Containers: Suitable for hanging baskets
Needs excellent drainage in pots
Prefers to be under-potted

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Posted by plantladylin (Sebastian, Florida - Zone 10a) on Feb 16, 2013 3:38 PM

Begonia Withlacoochee is a trailing (scandent) type begonia with pubescent green leaves that have ochre veining, and a reddish reverse leaf. It produces small white flowers and is a beautiful sight when in full bloom.

This trailing begonia is many-branched with basal shoots growing from the main stems. The leaves overlap on the cascading stems making it a great plant for hanging baskets. In its natural habitat this trailing begonia climbs up tree trunks, but as a house plant it can be trained to climb a trellis or moss pole. This plant should not be over-potted; when re-potting it is best to go up just one size. Prune out old and bare stems and pinch the tips to encourage branching and create a more shapely plant. To prevent root rot and eventual loss of the plant, keep soil moist but not soggy; a well draining potting medium is crucial to good health.

The long pendulous stems of this begonia are fragile and break easily so care should be taken with providing a good location away from walkways or where someone would constantly bump into the plant, breaking the stems.

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