Archive for June 14th, 2010

Begonia maculata var. ‘Wightii'

Begonia maculata var. ‘Wightii'

Begonia maculata var. ‘Wightii, is another  bat-winged begonia. This angel wing begonia has Large, silver spots on dark brown/bronze wavy leaves. It blooms long umbels of white flowers. Very unusual and beautiful begonia. I grow this begonia outside under the trees in the spring summer and fall. It does rather well out there. In the winter I bring it inside the greenhouse. Some begonias can tolerate temperatures as low as 45 degrees and as high as 100 or more degrees. I live in Texas where the temperatures go well over 100 degrees during the summer.

Begonia Maculata wightii


Arabian Sunset

Arabian Sunset

The name of this begonia is Arabain Sunset.  I purchased this begonia at a begonia covention in Dallas, Tx. This Angel wing begonia is a fast grower and easy to grow, I have over half a dozen pots full of these begonia scattered all over my yard. This begonia is so easy to grow and very easy to root. The leaves are a deep blood/burgundy color with tiny blood/burgundy spots on the leaves. The flowers are a deep pink color.

Arabian Sunset

Arabian Sunset

Below are two starter plants of  Arabian Sunset. One is in a solo cup and the other one is in a larger Styrofoam cup.

Begonia Arabian Sunset

Begonia Arabian Sunset

Begonia Arabian Sunset

Begonia Arabian Sunset

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