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Begonia ‘Benitochiba’


This plant is no longer for sale directly from TERRA NOVA® Nurseries. However, it may still be available through one of our Licensees or Retail Sources.


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):

SKU: BEGBEN Categories: ,
Common Name

Benitochiba Begonia







Plant Type


US Patent #

EU Grant #

Bloom Time

Flower Color


Foliage Color

[Green](/product-category/leaf-color/leaf-color-green/), [Pink](/product-category/leaf-color/leaf-color-pink/), [Red](/product-category/leaf-color/leaf-color-red/)



[Full Shade](/product-category/exposure/full-shade/)

Growth Habit

[Mounding](/product-category/growth-habit/mounding/), [Upright](/product-category/growth-habit/upright/)

Growth Rate


Hardiness Zone

[10](/product-category/hardiness-zone/10/), [11](/product-category/hardiness-zone/11/)

How Different?

Unique foliage and habit combo.

Landscape Value

Shade garden, container shade, accent.

Most Active Growing Season




Size (HT/W/FL HT)

30" / 24" / 24"

Soil (Garden)

Average porosity, organic soil.

Water (Garden)

Average to high.

Special Uses

[Deep South](/product-category/special-uses/deep-south/)


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.

Water (Greenhouse) Dry slightly between waterings.
EC 1.2 – 2.4
pH 6.0 – 7.0
Fertility Needs 150 – 200 ppm
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.
Finish Time to 4″ 4 – 6 weeks
Finish Time to Gallon
Day Length for Flowering Day Neutral
Begonia 'Benitochiba' - Product Profile
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