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69129  

Begonia 'Alleryi'




Begonia Alleryi

$8.95  

An easy to grow, older hybrid of Begonia metallica.

69305  

Begonia 'Baby Grand'




Begonia Baby Grand

$10.95  

Small growing shrub begonia. Sister plant to '62 Grand' but differs in that the leaves are cupped solid colored and nearly black. Flowers also dark pink. Very full growing, small and compact. (Thompson)

90617  

Begonia 'Believe in Magic'




Begonia Believe in Magic

$11.95  

Small to medium growing rhizomatous begonia. Normally the leaves are on the small side but in the right conditions could be much larger. This compact plant is covered with leaves in various shades from silver to lavender but generally when seen close up they are silver with red speckles. One of the smallest varieties to have a star shaped leaf, although still larger than a mini begonia. Showy and easy to grow with its magical coloring. New introduction for 2017. (Thompson)

20164  

Begonia 'Benigo'




Begonia Benigo

$8.95  

Small dark coppery green fluted leaves finely spotted deep pink. Pink flowers.

90453  

Begonia boisiana




Begonia boisiana

$9.95  

This is an easy to grow collectable begonia with upright growth to 2 feet with small white flowers and slight pink edging. It blooms in the summer. With glossy green leaves, its underside has noticeable burgundy colored venation. It has some unusual floral and vegetative characteristics that are not typical of most begonias. Native to tropical rain forests of central and northern Vietnam.

69330  

Begonia 'Brown Derby'




Begonia Brown Derby

$8.95  

Small leaved rhizomatous similar in size shape and habit to Begonia 'Kit Kat' but leaves are solid chocolate-brown color. Unusual coloring for one of the smaller type rhizomatous. Pink blooms in spring, very cute and easy to grow. (Kartuz)

90062  

Begonia 'Bunny Hug'




Begonia Bunny Hug

$9.95  

Medium sized silver, textured, sparsely hairy leaves with a slight pink hue. White flowers on long petioles in spring. Very full growing and much easier to grow than many of the silver rhizomatous. Quickly makes a great specimen plant. First time offered for sale. (Worley)

20175  

Begonia 'Burning Bush'




Begonia Burning Bush

$8.95  

Tight clusters of pink flowers all year on a nice compact plant. Small, dark coppery, red backed tapered leaves. (F,D)

20378  

Begonia 'Caribbean Prince'




Begonia Caribbean Prince

$9.95  

Light green leaves with a rhizomatous growth habit. This easy, vigorous grower makes a full compact plant and an outstanding hanging basket. (Anderson)

90519  

Begonia 'Carmel Browne'




Begonia Carmel Browne

$10.95  

Carmel Browne's leaves have many pointed stars, cleft with a serrated edge, and are dark green to dark brown depending on light intensity or seasons. But, it is most often brown and has an unusual matte finish. It also has a prominent red eye in the center of each leaf. Easy to grow, stays compact and full. Pink flowers in spring. (Keepin)

90298  

Begonia 'Castaway'




Begonia Castaway

$10.95  

A compact growing cane with dark olive leaves with red backs. Rubra type cane. Flowers are pale pink and everblooming. Castaway comes close to being a perfect plant. It's easy to grow, blooms continuously, and doesn't seem to get mildew. Makes a great windowsill plant, potted plant, can be used in landscaping, and easily makes a perfect hanging baskets with little training. A great plant for experienced or new begonia growers. First time offered for sale at Kartuz Greenhouses. (Thompson)

90582  

Begonia 'Chameleon's Way'




Begonia Chameleons Way

$11.95  

This medium-sized full growing plant easily makes a perfectly shaped specimen. As the name implies the leaves change color with growing conditions, usually the changing light of the seasons. The star shaped leaves can range from green with brown markings to orange, red, bronze and all shades in between. A flurry of pink flowers in spring. Lovely multi-use plant for a large pot or hanging basket. (Thompson)

69256  

Begonia 'Chiquita Rosa'




Begonia Chiquita Rosa

$9.95  

Upright growing to 1 foot tall, full and wide. Similar to Begonia foliosa, without its tall upright growing habit. This plant stays small and compact and also blooms much more profusely. It's other parent gave it the compact full growing habit. Flowers are small with red ovaries with pink and white tepals (petals). Leaves are small, oval serrated, like foliosa. Makes a great basket or small potted plant. (Thompson)

69260  

Begonia 'Chuckles'




Begonia Chuckles

$8.95  

Low to medium growing rhizomatous. Leaves are medium sized, dark velvety brown, round lightly lobed, undulated. Very full growing, stays compact. Pink flowers in spring. Easy to grow. Part of the Comedy series. (Thompson)

C126A  

Begonia Compact Cane Collection




Begonia Compact Cane Collection

$23.95  

3 different, our choice, compact varieties.

20177  

Begonia 'Copper Gold'




Begonia Copper Gold

$10.95  

Clusters of deep orange flowers all year. Dark coppery leaves lightly spotted. Compact. One of the best orange flowered canes. (Kartuz) (F,D)

90615  

Begonia 'Copper King'




Begonia Copper King

$11.95  

Small rhizomatous begonia. The name is a bit of a misnomer in that it really should be Copper Kid or something with a small name, but just didn't seem to fit. The picture doesn't do justice to the strong overall copper color of the leaf. Younger leaves have somewhat shallow lobes but mature leaves are more star shaped. The copper coloring is most vivid in the center and along the central veins and along the sparsely hairy edge. A smaller begonia but still vigorous and easy to grow with plenty of white to light pink flowers in spring. A good candidate for a windowsill, small basket, or just as a potted plant. New introduction for 2017. (Thompson)

20104  

Begonia 'Coral Chimes'




Begonia Coral Chimes

$8.95  

Clusters of deep coral-salmon flowers all year. Small silver spotted leaves edged red. Very dwarf, compact. (Kartuz) (F,D,B)

20424  

Begonia coriacea




Begonia coriacea

$9.95  

Small, round, peltate, slightly cupped leaves, dark coppery color, red under. Deep pink flowers are produced almost all year. Lovely dwarf species from Sumatra. (F, D, T)

90289  

Begonia domingensis




Begonia domingensis

$10.95  

A beautiful and easy to grow low growing species from the West Indies. Usually stays 12 to 18 inches tall and tend to grow more wide though stems are very stiff and upright. Leaves are small rounded and leathery and bright green to gray/green depending on light intensity. Very unusual flowers during the warm months of the year. It sends up short spikes of small pink and white flowers that totally cover the plant. Very easy to grow and very tough. Would make a great windowsill plant or small potted plant though in warm climates would grow great planted in the soil.

20166  

Begonia 'Don Miller'




Begonia Don Miller

$8.95  

Small leaves densely spotted with fine silvery white dots. Pink flowers, full, compact habit. (F,D)

90476  

Begonia 'Earthtones'




Begonia Earthtones

$11.95  

Small to medium growing rhizomatous. Leaves are medium sized, rounded, slightly lobed, on long straight stiff petioles. Gets its name from the leaf colors which change with the seasons or light conditions and can be any shade from aqua marine to raw umber or even ochre with dark veining and spots. Full growing and compact. Dark hot pink flowers in spring. Easy to grow. (Thompson)

90274  

Begonia elaeagnifolia

(Syn.: Begonia schultzei)



Begonia elaeagnifolia

$10.95  

Terrarium begonia with 1¾ inch dark green smooth leaves with the undersides lightly felted. The creeping stems are covered with short brown hairs. Blooms in summer under lights with profuse quantities of minute flowers which are pink fading to white at the tip. An African species described in 1871 by J. D. Hooker. Native from Cameroon to the Congo. Tropical.

20367  

Begonia 'Emerald Lacewing'




Begonia Emerald Lacewing

$8.95  

Small deeply cut light green leaves, compact. Light pink flowers. (F, D, W)

90601  

Begonia 'Firewater'




Begonia Firewater

$11.95  

This is one of those begonias that isn't quite a mini rhizomatous but isn't a medium either, so it falls in-between. Named 'Firewater' because the leaves are red and green, which brings to mind fire and water. The small lobed leaves also have a thin layer of silver overlay, which the photo fails to adequately show. Coloring stays fairly consistent all year regardless of light conditions. Though small, it is easy to grow and quickly fills the pot with narrow rhizomes. This multi-purpose begonia is very versatile and fast growing. This is great begonia to have, especially if you want smaller growing ones. New introduction for 2017. (Thompson)

69209  

Begonia 'Fredas Folly'




Begonia Fredas Folly

$9.95  

Upright growing to 3 feet but can be shaped to any size. Very full growing and easy to grow. Leaves are bright green, cupped and cleft. Multiple dainty sprays of small white flowers with pink ovaries. Makes an easy specimen plant. (Thompson)

90300  

Begonia 'Gideon'




Begonia Gideon

$10.95  

This interesting begonia is grown for its variegated leaves with green venation on a pale green background. The leaves have a reddish edge and are heavily textured. Winter flowering with tall stems of white flowers. This compact grower may loose some variegation during the winter. This is a Freda Holly hybrid (2000) of Begonia valida. There's an elatior tuberous begonia with the patented name of Begonia 'Gideon' registered in 2008. This is not the same plant.

20219  

Begonia 'Ginny'




Begonia Ginny

$8.95  

Narrow red backed coppery leaves, clusters of pink and white flowers all year. Compact, easy. (F, D)

20137  

Begonia 'Green Snowballs'




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$9.95  

Large clusters of white flowers shaded green. Tapered leaves, upright habit.

90284  

Begonia jairii




Begonia jairii

$8.95  

Probably can be grown to be large but is easily maintained and kept to a small size. Considered by some to be a form of Begonia ulmifolia though its growth habits are much different. Medium green leaves are small and narrow with a rounded tip and hairy. In certain light conditions the hairs give the plant a pinkish/purple hue. Stems have an arching habit which give it a weeping appearance. Would probably make a great hanging basket. White flowers in spring but quite attractive even out of bloom. Although it has been in cultivation for a long period is not widely known or grown and this is probably the first time it has been available online. A must have for collectors of hairy leaves and species begonias.

20108  

Begonia 'Josephine'




Begonia Josephine

$9.95  

Clusters of large translucent pink flowers are held above the foliage. Wavy silver spotted leaves, compact. (Thompson)

69332  

Begonia 'Kingsbury'




Begonia Kingsbury

$9.95  

Medium to large sized angular-shaped leaves with red hairs on margin. Leaves are a pale gray-green color and have a hairy red collar around the leaf stalk where leaf connects. Pink flowers in spring. Takes a little work to get a shapely plant but worth the effort. Rhizome grows upright. Old hybrid, but rarely offered. Similar to Begonia 'Colonel Gale'.

20552  

Begonia kisluana




Begonia kisluana

$9.95  

Small oval leathery leaves, red center vein. White flowers tipped pink.

20357  

Begonia 'Kit Jeans Mounger'




Begonia Kit Jeans Mounger

$9.95  

Large deeply cut spiraled bronzy textured leaves. Unusual lime-green flowers.

90066  

Begonia 'Laughter'




Begonia Laughter

$10.95  

Medium sized lobed bright green leaves with large chocolate chip markings. Stays very compact with the leaves on short petioles. Profuse bright light pink flowers in spring. Very showy and easy to grow. First time offered for sale online. Part of the Comedy series. (Thompson)

69318  

Begonia 'Liberty'




Begonia Liberty

$10.95  

Low to medium growing cane. Leaves are cupped, long and narrow with a lobed and dentated edge. Leaves are pure gray-silver in color which doesn't vary with growing location or blooming cycle. Flowers are dark rose-pink, nearly red and profuse. Very compact and showy plant. (Thompson)

90549  

Begonia listada

(Striped Begonia)



Begonia listada

$9.95  

This Brazilian species has dark olive green leaves with a distinctive chartreuse line down the middle, and reddish underside. The velvety leaves are elliptical in shape. Small pink-tinted white flowers are produced intermittently throughout the year. Growth is somewhat horizontal and makes a wonderful hanging basket. Needs warmth.

69225  

Begonia 'Little Alabaster'




Begonia Little Alabaster

$9.95  

Low, full growing compact cane. The small glossy dark olive leaves cup and overlap. Flowers are a clear solid bright light pink in tight hydrangea-shaped clusters. Very cute and easy to grow, can be trained as a basket. Flowers are very unusual color. (Thompson)

69213  

Begonia 'Little Antique White'




Begonia Little Antique White

$9.95  

Similar to Begonia 'Emerald Glow' but smaller growing and smaller leaves. Very compact and full growing with the same textured glowing green leaves. Cute upright spikes of antique white flowers in spring or summer. Showy even out of bloom, makes a nice compact specimen plant. (Thompson)

69306  

Begonia 'Little Frosty'




Begonia Little Frosty

$10.95  

Low growing shrub of mixed parentage, could be considered a mallet. Leaves are small and cupped with a pointed tip, bright light green with white textured speckles over entire surface. Bright light pink flowers, nearly everblooming. Compact, full and easy to grow, makes a cute potted plant or could be grown into a basket. Very showy. (Thompson)

90629  

Begonia 'Little Miss Sherri'




No Image Available


$11.95  

This is a miniature cane-like begonia with small dark green leaves dotted with white spots and small clusters of white flowers most of the year. Very nice. (Thompson)

90114  

Begonia 'Little Red Eye'




Begonia Little Red Eye

$10.95  

Reintroduction of this small growing cane. Small bright green leaves that are deeply lobed with green/silver spots and a bright red center eye on each leaf. Flowers are profuse and white to light pink depending on light. Easy to grow small basket or windowsill begonia. Similar in type to Begonia 'Lois Burkes'. (Thompson)

69320  

Begonia 'Lomita Lass'




Begonia Lomita Lass

$10.95  

Low growing cane. Little sister to Begonia 'Lomita Lady'. Leaves are much smaller dark green and pointed. More compact than its sister but shares the same vigorous growth, ease of culture, and everblooming traits. Flowers are also very hot pink, held above the foliage. Makes a perfect basket on its own with little training but can also be grown as a low upright potted plant. (Thompson)

90276  

Begonia 'Lovely Louise'




Begonia Lovely Louise

$9.95  

Compact growing upright cane. Medium sized long narrow, dark green (nearly black) leaves with lobed and wavy dentated edge with prominent evenly spaced white spots. Upright growing but can be kept to compact 18 inch height easily. Flowers are bright pink in open clusters held above the foliage. Easy to grow and free blooming though just as showy out of bloom. New Introduction for 2011, first time offered for sale. (Thompson)

90501  

Begonia 'Madame Rarick'




Begonia Madame Rarick

$11.95  

A medium leaved rhizomatous begonia. Depending on light conditions, B. 'Madame Rarick' can be pale green with a dark edge to a bright green with a few dark markings and a stitched edge that is roughly scalloped and serrated. Leaves have a very pronounced double spiral. Very tight compact habit, often hard to tell where one leaf starts and the other ends. Easy to grow and always showy. Dark bright pink flowers in spring on tall stalks. (Thompson)

90279  

Begonia 'Margaret Thompson'




Begonia Margaret Thompson

$9.95  

Upright growing compact cane with dark bronze leaves that are long and narrow with a serrated and lobed edge. Profuse pink flowers are held in open sprays above the foliage and lightly scented. Flowers are similar to Begonia 'Tea Rose' for people familiar with that variety. Easy to grow and full growing. Makes a great more upright hanging basket. Although introduced many years ago, it has never been offered online before. (Thompson)

20317  

Begonia 'Mirage'




Begonia Mirage

$8.95  

Medium sized leaves of milky silver flushed pink, maturing to silver. Sturdy, subtle beauty. Light pink flowers. (Worley) (F, D, W)

20227  

Begonia 'Morocco'




Begonia Morocco

$8.95  

Textured verdant leaves shaded and edged red, plush red under. Clusters of white flowers. Sturdy, excellent. (Kartuz)

69322  

Begonia 'Mrs. Miller'




Begonia Mrs Miller

$9.95  

Low growing cane. Full growing compact plant with bronze ruffled leaves with silver spots. Profuse bloomer with unusual shade of salmon flowers. Great basket or small upright. (Thompson)

90509  

Begonia 'Night Eyes'




Begonia Night Eyes

$11.95  

Its small to medium leaves go through color changes with the seasons from tawny brown with faint markings to black, but always with the glowing centers which give it its name. The glowing centers are usually white but also can turn red. Usually black leaves and red eyes occur around Halloween like Begonia 'Halloween Treat', but it's a much larger growing plant. Leaf surface has a satin sheen with sparse hairs. Leaves are lobed and serrated. The prominent eyes makes for an eye catching plant. Dark hot pink flowers in spring. Easy to grow and compact. (Thompson)

69285  

Begonia 'Nonsense'




Begonia Nonsense

$9.95  

Medium to large growing rhizomatous. Medium sized, rounded, scalloped double spiral leaves, bright green with red chocolate-chip markings. Very showy. Pink flowers in spring. Makes an impressive specimen plant. Part of the Comedy series. (Thompson)

20228  

Begonia 'Palomar Pirate'




Begonia Palomar Pirate

$8.95  

Slim glossy textured red backed leaves, white flowers. Sturdy, easy. (Kartuz)

90490  

Begonia 'Palomar Storm'




Begonia Palomar Storm

$9.95  

Slim, dark green glossy leaves with bubbly texture, red undersides. White flowers in summer held above foliage. Compact habit, easy, hardy. (Kartuz)

69232  

Begonia 'Peppermint Princess'




No Image Available


$9.95  

Small to medium growing upright with dark green leaves and small white spots. Flower clusters are large and peppermint colored two-toned. (Thompson)

69325  

Begonia 'Pink Sabers'




Begonia Pink Sabers

$9.95  

Low to medium growing upright cane. Leaves are medium green, medium sized long and narrow with dentated edge and sharp point. Flowers are profuse in open clusters of pale clear pink, nearly everblooming. Easy to grow, showy and compact. Could make a basket easily. This is a 2003 cross between Begonia 'Bolero' and a Philippines species. (Thompson)

20556  

Begonia polygonoides




Begonia polygonoides

$8.95  

Small glossy narrow tapered leaves, trailing stems. White flowers edged pink.

69286  

Begonia 'Precious Patti'




Begonia Precious Patti

$8.95  

Low growing rhizomatous. Small rounded fuzzy leaves with a black stitched edge and point. Stays small, full, and compact. White flowers in spring. Easy to grow. (Thompson)

C130  

Begonia Rhizomatous Collection




Begonia Rhizomatous Collection

$23.95  

3 different, our choice:

C131  

Begonia Rhizomatous Miniature Collection




Begonia Rhizomatous Miniature Collection

$23.95  

3 different, our choice.

20376  

Begonia 'Royal Lustre'




Begonia Royal Lustre

$8.95  

Tiny leaves, lustrous silver purple and green. White flowers. Unusual and very beautiful. (F, D, W)

69234  

Begonia 'Ruby Tears'




Begonia Ruby Tears

$8.95  

Medium growing upright to 2 feet. Full growing with dark green oval leaves with light dentation on the outer edge and some light small spots. Flowers are dark ruby-red. Easy to grow. (Thompson)

69202  

Begonia 'San Pebbles'




No Image Available


$10.95  

Mallet-type hybrid with rosy bronze leaves with silver spots and red stems. Flowers are dark pink. Easy to grow, can get very large. (Thompson)

C129  

Begonia Shrub-like Collection




Begonia Shrub-like Collection

$23.95  

3 different, our choice.

20344  

Begonia 'Sierra Green Butterfly'




Begonia Sierra Green Butterfly

$8.95  

Ruffled, fluted, double spiraled verdant green leaves with red stems. Nice compact habit. Pink flowers. (Bishop) (F. D. W)

20124  

Begonia 'Silvermist'




Begonia Silvermist

$8.95  

Great clusters of light pink flowers. Wavy, lobed leaves heavily splashed silver. Tall superba-type. Distinctive, vigorous. (Nuss)

CB3  

Begonia Special Collection of 3




Begonia Special Collection of 3

$23.95  


If you can't make up your mind of what begonias to order, these collections offer a wide selection of different easy to grow varieties. Our choice of one each from 3 different begonia groups, for example, one cane-like, one shrub-like, and one rhizomatous.

CB6  

Begonia Special Collection of 6




Begonia Special Collection of 6

$45.95  


Our choice of 6 different begonias from different groups.

C126B  

Begonia Tall Cane Collection




Begonia Tall Cane Collection

$23.95  

3 different, our choice, tall varieties.

90483  

Begonia 'Thelma O'Reilly'




Begonia Thelma O'Reilly

$10.95  

Low to medium growing rhizomatous. Leaves are medium sized, bright green with dark brown spots and stripes, with a nice spiral center. Can put out solid dark colored leaves in low light or under lights but usually keeps consistent striking markings and coloring. Compact and easy to grow. First time offered. (Thompson)

20129  

Begonia 'Venona'




Begonia Venona

$8.95  

Red flowers, dark green red backed silver spotted leaves. Compact, upright.

90505  

Begonia 'Vista Checks'




Begonia Vista Checks

$10.95  

Medium bright green leaves with nearly black checkered markings. Leaves are a distorted star shape with rounded tips and a sparsely hairy surface and edge with a prominent white eye. Leaves are on longer hairy petioles so while it is full growing it isn't always compact. Medium pink flowers with speckles and a lighter pink edge in spring. Very easy to grow and vigorous. (Thompson)

90580  

Begonia 'Vista Silver Shimmer'




Begonia Vista Silver Shimmer

$11.95  

Small to medium leaves on a compact full growing plant. Leaves are small, rounded and cupped on short petioles. They are green with brown checkered markings overlaid with a thin layer of semi-transparent silver giving the plant an almost holographic look depending on the angle of viewing. Easy to grow and makes a nice symmetrical plant with little effort. Would be a great windowsill plant or lovely small potted plant. Spring flowering. (Thompson)

90050  

Begonia 'Vista Way'




Begonia Vista Way

$9.95  

The perfect marriage of the best traits of two popular shrub species, Begonia egregia and Begonia echinosepala. Leaves have the texture, coloring, and red edge of Begonia egregia on a plant that has the full growing, free branching, everblooming habit of Begonia echinosepala. Can be trained for multiple uses from very full hanging baskets, to large specimen plants, or can be pruned easily to keep as a small compact potted plant. Flowers are pure white and held above the foliage. (Thompson)

90053  

Begonia 'Wabbit Twacks'




Begonia Wabbit Twacks

$8.95  

Begonia ghertii hybrid similiar in some ways to Begonia 'Dale Kramer', but different growth habit and coloring. Leaves are medium sized limey green with reddish coloring to the veins. Leaves have the waffled texture of Begonia ghertii. Growth habit is full, upright growing but short and compact, staying short and wide. Flowers are held above the foliage and are fuzzy pink ovaries with white petals. Easy to grow and unique. (Thompson)

90606  

Begonia 'White Sabers'




Begonia White Sabers

$11.95  

This begonia is a member of Brad Thompson's "Saber" series of cane begonias ('Coral Sabers', 'Peppermint Sabers', and 'Pink Sabers'). Although named at the same time as its siblings, it was slow to mature at the time and didn't get circulated with the others. Leaves are a lovely dark olive green with deeply serrated edges and light white spots. It's a heavy bloomer with pure white flowers, which seem unaffected by sun scorch. It's growth habit is also different in that does not grow small and compact like the other "Sabers", but loves to shoot straight up to the stars. It's very full growing and easy to grow and can be kept lower growing with some training. Very few people have this "Saber" and it will be new to most of our customers. New Kartuz introduction for 2017. (Thompson)

69328  

Begonia 'Wild Irish Rose'




Begonia Wild Irish Rose

$10.95  

Low growing cane. Has small narrow bright green undulated leaves. Has white flowers with rose-blush in a loose open spider web cluster. Low growing and compact everblooming basket. Flowers are a very unusual color and striking. (Thompson)

90344  

Pilea pubescens 'Silver Cloud'

Silver Cloud Pilea, Silver Panamiga



Pilea pubescens Silver Cloud

$8.95  

Uncommon house plant with striking silvery leaves, ruffled and serrated, with pinkish color on the undersides. It's an upright compact plant to 10 inches high with inconspicuous flowers. Although it likes terrarium conditions, it might be a bit large for such usage. Ideal in a mixed planting of house plants, such as with silvery or spotted begonias, thus creating a nice contrast. Also, use it in its own hanging basket. Indoors give it bright conditions and humidity and let the soil dry slightly between watering. It does not like waterlogged soil, so do not use too large a pot, smaller is better. Needs part to full shade outdoors in mild climates. Minimum temperature should be 50F, with the ideal range from 65F to 85F. Since cuttings root easily, it's a good idea to periodically replace old plants. Cold air, especially in winter, may cause some leaf drop. Do a bit of judicious pruning in spring to induce new growth. Native to South America. USDA zones 10 - 11. Urticaceae


90345  

Pilea spruceana 'Silver Tree'

Silver Tree Pilea



Pilea spruceana Silver Tree

$8.95  

This pilea has a narrow, serrated, chocolate colored leaf with a broad silver band running down its center. It has a compact, upright habit to 10 inches high and wide. Flowers are inconspicuous. Although it likes terrarium conditions, it might be a bit large for such usage. Ideal in a mixed planting of house plants, such as with fancy leaf begonias, thus creating a nice contrast. Also, use it in its own hanging basket. Indoors give it bright conditions and humidity and let the soil dry slightly between watering. It does not like waterlogged soil, so do not use too large a pot, smaller is better. Needs part to full shade outdoors in mild climates. Minimum temperature should be 50F, with the ideal range from 65F to 85F. Since cuttings root easily, it's a good idea to periodically replace old plants. Cold air, especially in winter, may cause some leaf drop. Do a bit of judicious pruning in spring to induce new growth. Native to Peru and Venezuela. USDA zones 10 - 11. Urticaceae





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