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Begonia 'Black Fang'

Name

Family Name
Genus Epithet
Infraspecific Epithet
Comments

Classifications and Characteristics

Plant Growth Form Herbaceous Plant
Lifespan (in Singapore) Perennial

Biogeography

Native Distribution Of horticultural origin
Preferred Climate Zone Tropical

Description and Ethnobotany

Growth Form Rhizomatous herb to 20cm tall
Foliage Leaves very dark reddish green - black on upper surface, edge of leaf with a fringe of short hairs. Veins on upper leaf surface bright yellowish-green, radiating from central spiral of leaf.  Petioles hairy, yellowish-green with red spots; leaf under surface dark red.

Landscaping Features

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

Plant Care and Propagation

Light Preference Semi-Shade
Water Preference Lots of Water, Moderate Water, Occasional Misting
Rootzone Tolerance Moist Soils, Well-Drained Soils, Fertile Loamy Soils
Pest(s) Chewing Insects, Sucking Insects
Propagation Method Stem Cutting

Foliar

Foliage Retention Evergreen
Mature Foliage Colour(s) Black, Green, Red
Mature Foliage Texture(s) Smooth

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Master ID 31147
Species ID 5540
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Species record last updated on: 03 June 2021.
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