February 8, 2023
Begonia grandis

Begonia grandis

Begonia grandis is a hardy Begonia and is also called Hardy Begonia, or Beefsteak Plant, it is also known with the Latin names Begonia evansii or Begonia evansiana or Begonia discolor. It is a member of the Begoniaceae family of plants.

Begonia grandis is a tuberous perennial. It is native to East Asia. It flowers in the summer. The flowers are white sometimes pink. The flowers are slightly fragrant and appear in clusters. the leaves are ovate or wing-shaped and medium green or olive green.

Begonia grandis
Begonia grandis

Plant them in humus-rich, well-drained soil in partial shade or diffused light. Begonia grandis does not tolerate waterlogging. Watch out for caterpillars, vine weevil, aphids, mealybugs, thrips, or tarsonemid mite as well as powdery mildew.

Propagate Begonia grandis from seed, stem, or leaf cuttings. They do self propagate at the end of the season.

Begonia grandis
Begonia grandis

Also read about Begonia cucullata.

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