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Begonia bipinnatifida


Begonia bipinnatifida J.J.Sm.

Family Name: Begoniaceae
Common Name: Fern Leaf Begonia


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Classifications and Characteristics

Plant Division Angiosperms (Flowering Seed Plants) (Dicotyledon)
Plant Growth Form Herbaceous Plant
Lifespan (in Singapore) Perennial


Native Distribution Papua New Guinea
Native Habitat Terrestrial
Preferred Climate Zone Tropical, Sub-Tropical / Monsoonal

Description and Ethnobotany

Growth Form It is a small herbaceous plant and grows about 15 to 30 cm tall.
Foliage Its leaves are fine textured, feather-like and divided into many lobes. The leaf upper side is dark green with a red coloration and the underside is maroon.
Flowers Its flowers are light pink.
Cultivation This begonia needs high humidity and suitable for terrarium.

Landscaping Features

Desirable Plant Features Ornamental Foliage, Ornamental Form
Landscape Uses Interiorscape/ Indoor Plant, Container Planting, Terrarium

Fauna, Pollination and Dispersal

Pollination Method(s) Biotic (Fauna)
Seed or Spore Dispersal Abiotic

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 Seed, Stem Cutting, Leaf Cutting


Foliage Retention Evergreen
Mature Foliage Colour(s) Brown, Green, Purple, Red
Mature Foliage Texture(s) Thin

Floral (Angiosperm)

Flower Colour(s) Pink

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Master ID 32204
Species ID 6610
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Species record last updated on: 20 August 2021.