Begonia 'Benitochiba'Begonia 'Benitochiba'

Begonia ‘Benitochiba’

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This plant is no longer for sale directly from TERRA NOVA® Nurseries. However, it may still be available through one of our licensees. Please contact our sales department for more information at 800-215-9450.

Palmate leaves, sheathed in metallic rose-red! Self-branching and shrubby, this plant defies classification, having the appeal of a Rex, but the shape and toughness of a shrub-type begonia. It was great in our gardens during the summer. Exotic pink flowers.

USDA Hardiness Zone(s): 10-11
Size (HT/W/FL HT): 30″ / 24″ / 24″
Exposure: Full Shade
Bloom Time(s):

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SKU: BEGBEN Categories: ,
Common Name Benitochiba Begonia
Family Begoniaceae
Genus Begonia
species hybrid
Plant Type Annual
Persistence Annual
US Patent # --
EU Grant # --
Hardiness Zone 10, 11
Growth Habit Mounding, Upright
Size (HT/W/FL HT) 30" / 24" / 24"
Finish Time --
Bloom Time --
Growth Rate Fast
Most Active Growing Season Summer
Flowering Season Winter
Flower Color Pink
Leaf Color Green, Pink, Red
Soil Average porosity, organic soil.
pH 6.0 - 7.0
Exposure Full Shade
Special Uses Deep South
Nutritional Needs 150 - 200 ppm
Dormancy --
Water (Greenhouse) Dry slightly between waterings.
Water (Garden) Average to high.
How Different? Unique foliage and habit combo.
Landscape Value Shade garden, container shade, accent.
Finish Time to 4" 4 - 6 weeks
Comments Can be sold as a bedding plant in warm areas. Good container plant and mixer. Easier to grow than a Rex begonia as it can take more abuse in the form of lower humidity and temperature.
Grower Notes Sanitation of media and growing conditions is critical. Greenhouse production recommended for best environmental controls. Avoid use of overhead irrigation. Do not crowd plants as this can lead to more disease problems and stretched plants. Do not plant too deep.
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