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Begonia fuchsioides


Begonia fuchsioides Hook.

Family Name: Begoniaceae
Synonyms: Begonia floribunda Carrière, Begonia foliosa (A.DC.) L.B.Sm. & Schub. var. miniata, Begonia fuchsioides (Carrière) Irmsch. var. floribunda, Begonia fuchsioides (Planch. & Linden) A.DC. var. miniata, Begonia fuchsioides (Planch. & Linden) Voss f. miniata, Begonia fulgens Lem., Begonia miniata Planch. & Linden, Begonia multiflora Benth.
Common Name: Fuchsia Begonia


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Classifications and Characteristics

Plant Growth Form Herbaceous Plant
Lifespan (in Singapore) Perennial


Native Distribution Colombia to Ecuador, W. Venezuela
Preferred Climate Zone Tropical, Sub-Tropical / Monsoonal

Description and Ethnobotany

Growth Form Shrub like Begonia to 1.5m tall
Foliage Leaves light - mid green, to 2cm long. Edge of leaves tipped with short hairs.
Stems Stems succulent, reddish.
Flowers Inflorescence pendent (downward hanging), flowers pink to rose colored.
Similar Begonia foliosa is a similar looking species which has much smaller leaves (1-2cm long).
Cultivation Prefers a cooler growing temperature
Etymology The specific epithet 'fuchsioides' refers to the downward pointing flowers, which resembles the blooms of the Fuchsia spp.

Landscaping Features

Desirable Plant Features Ornamental Flowers, Ornamental Foliage
Landscape Uses Small Gardens, Interiorscape/ Indoor Plant, Container Planting

Plant Care and Propagation

Light Preference Semi-Shade
Water Preference Lots of Water, Moderate Water, Occasional Misting, [Remarks] (Do not overwater as this will cause the plant to rot)
Rootzone Tolerance Well-Drained Soils
Pest(s) Sucking Insects
Propagation Method Stem Cutting


Foliage Retention Evergreen
Mature Foliage Colour(s) Green

Floral (Angiosperm)

Flower Colour(s) Pink, Red
Flower Texture(s) Smooth, Thin
Flower Grouping Cluster / Inflorescence

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Master ID 31124
Species ID 5515
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Species record last updated on: 20 August 2021.