Plant of the month

 

Begonia  hatacoa ‘Silver’

This cultivar whose origin remains very enigmatic, is however not without charm.

Rhizomatous plant with medium development, with long acuminate leaves with barely wavy or toothed margins  and white flowering. This begonia is especially appreciated for its above silvery foliage, while the underside of leaves is reddish.

It requires excellent drainage, it cannot withstand excess water. In absence of greenhouse, it can be grown indoors. A shaded or partial shade exposure suits it. There is a slight rest period in winter. It does not tolerate the cold.