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Begonia 'Erythrophylla'

18th May 2005

A very old hybrid with thick fleshy leaves that make it very tolerant of shade and drought. As a houseplant it is often found languishing but refusing to die, in some dark drafty corner.

Given better growing conditions, it is a wonderful lush foliage plant, and produces clouds of small pink flowers. Sometimes called the Beefsteak Begonia because the leaves have deep red undersides.

22nd November 2008

13th September 2009