15 begonias to grow - Begonia luxurians

Begonia luxurians

Palm leaf begonia

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
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Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

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Plant does flower in May

Plant does flower in June

Plant does not flower in July

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Plant does not flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

  • Botanical name: Begonia luxurians
  • Common name: Palm leaf begonia
  • Family: Begoniaceae
  • Plant Type: Conservatory, House plant, Perennial
Flower colour:

White

Foliage colour:

Green

Native to the rainforests of Brazil, palm leaf begonia, Begonia luxurians, looks like a palm tree. It bears large, palmate leaves, with coppery undersides, on red-purple, cane-like stems. Inconspicuous clusters of pale yellow to white, fragrant flowers are borne from spring into summer. It’s perfect for growing as part of an exotic planting scheme – if given the right growing conditions it can reach 3m in height.

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Grow Begonia luxurians under glass in a loam-based compost out of direct sunlight, ideally on a watered gravel tray to maintain high humidity levels. It can be moved to a sheltered, partially shaded spot outside in summer. Protect from frost or take stem cuttings in autumn to insure against winter losses.

How to grow Begonia luxurians

  • Plant size

    3m height

    100cm spread

  • Aspect

    South facing, west facing

  • Sun exposure: Dappled shade, partial shade
  • Hardiness: Tender
  • Soil type: Acidic / well drained / light / sandy

Plant calendar

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Plant
Plant

Do not Plant in January

Do not Plant in February

Do not Plant in March

Do not Plant in April

Do Plant in May

Do Plant in June

Do not Plant in July

Do not Plant in August

Do not Plant in September

Do not Plant in October

Do not Plant in November

Do not Plant in December

Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does flower in May

Plant does flower in June

Plant does not flower in July

Plant does not flower in August

Plant does not flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

Take cuttings
Take cuttings

Do not Take cuttings in January

Do not Take cuttings in February

Do not Take cuttings in March

Do not Take cuttings in April

Do not Take cuttings in May

Do not Take cuttings in June

Do not Take cuttings in July

Do not Take cuttings in August

Do Take cuttings in September

Do Take cuttings in October

Do not Take cuttings in November

Do not Take cuttings in December

Begonia luxurians and wildlife

Begonia luxurians has no particular known value to wildlife in the UK.

Is Begonia luxurians poisonous?

Begonia luxurians has no toxic effects reported.

No reported toxicity to:

No reported toxicity to Birds

No reported toxicity to Cats

No reported toxicity to Dogs

No reported toxicity to Horses

No reported toxicity to Livestock

No reported toxicity to People

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