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Begonia 'Mr Kartuz'


Family Name
Genus Epithet
Infraspecific Epithet

Classifications and Characteristics

Plant Growth Form Herbaceous Plant
Lifespan (in Singapore) Perennial


Native Distribution Of horticultural origin - hybrid from the Rex cultorum group
Preferred Climate Zone Tropical

Description and Ethnobotany

Growth Form Rhizomatous herb to 20cm tall
Foliage Leaves to 20cm in length, upper surface dull silvery green with a dull dark green border towards the edge of the leaf. Main veins very pale greenish red, with dull dark green markings on either side of the veins towards the center of the leaf, the green markings fading into dull green or completely obscured towards the edge of the leaf. Under surface of leaves dull pale green, veins and petioles red, sparsely hairy.

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


Foliage Retention Evergreen
Mature Foliage Colour(s) Green, Red, Silver / Grey
Mature Foliage Texture(s) Hairy / Hirsute

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Master ID 31249
Species ID 5644
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Species record last updated on: 03 June 2021.