Thursday, January 1, 2009

Begonia as Cover Plant

I have found that this species of begonia to be an excellent ground cover. It has a showy silvery metallic light purple leaves and reddish underside. It is evergreen and I have planted it next to my chalet. It requires damp conditions and filtered or moderate light. This begonia is of the rhizomatous species and as such I can easily propagate them by division.
Some begonia species are native to Sarawak, Borneo or Malaysia and are prevalent in other parts of tropical regions of the world e.g. South America.