LARGEST BEGONIA Up To 3 Meters Tall! Ferruginea
Large stunning clusters of bright red flowers are displayed on this scrambling shrub which is rare in cultivation. One of the world's largest begonias, it can grow up to 3 m tall in its native haunts in the cloud and montane rainforests in Colombia and northwestern Venezuela.
This plant is listed as a half-hardy perennial. We believe it is hardy outdoors in zones 10 and up only. The plant can be brought indoors in the winter, as a stunning house plant, and will likely provide cherished blooms throughout most of the winter.
Location: Shade or part shade
Moisture: Regular to moist, does not like extended periods of drought.
Bloom time: All season
Seed size: Tiny
Note: Ornamental use only. Many plants have poisonous parts, these included. Minor toxicity.
Seeds per pack: 5
Germination: Start these seeds early indoors. Place on the surface of a sterile seed mix (do not bury them), and keep moist and warm (75-80F) until germination. Do not let the soil dry out, or it can end the germination process. A soil-mix formulated for starting seeds is important for begonia. The seeds take approximately 2-3 weeks to germinate at these temperatures. Lower temperatures can delay or prevent germination, so be sure to find a warm place in your home, or use a heating mat if you have one.