Wondering what type of plant this is?

wild4beanMay 12, 2012


I was given this plant to me a few years ago and I'm not sure exactly what it is. It seems to be happy regardless of the condition I put it through!! It did have long stems with flowers on it but I trimmed them because they dried out. I keep it in a window that gets afternoon sun.

Thanks for the help!

Here is a link that might be useful: plant in question

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jessiec777(Washington State 5)

I'm guessing some type of begonia....

    Bookmark   May 12, 2012 at 2:40PM
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I'm not good with begonias either, but looks like a beefsteak begonia with the large round leaves.

    Bookmark   May 12, 2012 at 3:24PM
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pirate_girl(Zone7 NYC)

Hi all,

Yes, a Begonia, nice plant, looks happy & healthy, seems you're on the right track w/ its care. I don't believe it is Beefsteak, but I can't offer an alternate name, sorry.

    Bookmark   May 12, 2012 at 5:30PM
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Thank you!! I will research begonia and see if I can find the actual name. I don't have a green thumb but it doesn't keep me from trying!

    Bookmark   May 12, 2012 at 10:08PM
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stonesriver(6B Tennessee)

If you haven't already, you might try asking for an ID on the Begonia forum.

It is a lovely specimen and you've done a bang-up job!


    Bookmark   May 13, 2012 at 4:53PM
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Thank you for all the help. I googled it and I believe it is a tea rose begonia. This forum is absolutely wonderful as well as the people that belong to it. Thank you so much everyone!!

    Bookmark   May 14, 2012 at 9:50PM
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Hi...I believe that Bama gardener is right, it looks alot like a beef steak bagonia....I had one once long time ago....linda

    Bookmark   May 14, 2012 at 11:10PM
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Emerald.....I missed Bama saying something about Beef steak but that definatly looks right. My hubby is gonna LOVE that I have a Beef Steak in the house!! lol Thanks for all the help everyone!

    Bookmark   May 15, 2012 at 4:27AM
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This is a Beefsteak begonia, Begonia erythrophylla. It's kind of a nice old cultivar. It blooms for me every early spring. It is a rhizomatous begonia, so it will tend to sprawl over time. This is its natural growth pattern, so you want to place it in a wide pot as it grows. You can take cuttings of it pretty easily if it gets too rangy.

    Bookmark   May 15, 2012 at 9:19AM
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