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Begonia 'Mini Merry'


Family Name
Genus Epithet
Infraspecific Epithet

Classifications and Characteristics

Lifespan (in Singapore) Perennial


Native Distribution Of horticultural origin - a Rex cultorum originating from Leslie Woodriff

Description and Ethnobotany

Growth Form Small rhizomatous begonia to 20cm tall
Foliage Leaves to 10cm in length, bright pinkish-red with an irregular olive green and silver splashed border.  Leaf margin with a reddish-black border

Landscaping Features

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

Fauna, Pollination and Dispersal

Pollination Method(s) Biotic (Fauna)

Plant Care and Propagation

Light Preference Semi-Shade
Water Preference Moderate Water, Occasional Misting, [Remarks] (Prefers high humidity. Do not over water as this can cause the plant to rot.)
Rootzone Tolerance Moist Soils, Well-Drained Soils, Fertile Loamy Soils
Pest(s) Chewing Insects, Sucking Insects
Propagation Method Stem Cutting


Foliage Retention Evergreen
Mature Foliage Colour(s) Black, Green, Red, Silver / Grey

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Master ID 31135
Species ID 5526
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Species record last updated on: 07 October 2020.