Begonia 'Stained Glass'

Begonia 'Stained Glass'

Photo/Illustration: 
Jennifer Benner
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(Begonia 'Stained Glass')
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Genus:  Begonia
'Stained Glass' is simply stunning. Ruby red leaves are rimmed in pewter with dark veining at the center and a rosy underside. This Rex begonia goes well with pink plants or flowers. -Rita Randolph, Rex begonias, Fine Gardening issue #120
Care:  Provide organic, sharp-draining soil in shade with lots of humidity. Water when soil is dry to the touch. Avoid soggy conditions, but do not allow plants to wilt. Do not fertilize heavily. Remove dead leaves promptly and keep the soil surface free of debris to avoid disease problems.
Propagation:  Leaf cuttings can take up to 6 months to produce new plants, but stem cuttings typically root in about 3 weeks in favorable conditions.
Problems:  Mildew, Botrytis, mealybugs.

Overview

Height
6 in. to 12 in.
Spread
6 in. to 12 in.
Growth Habit
Clumps
Light
Part Shade to Full Shade
Moisture
Medium Moisture
Maintenance
Low
Characteristics
Showy Foliage
Foliage Color
Colorful/Burgundy Foliage
Uses
Beds and Borders,
Container,
Suitable as Annual
Style
Woodland Garden
Seasonal Interest
Spring Interest
Type
Tropicals

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