Tectonic™ Shangri-La™ Begonia

Begonia circumlobata 'MonShayne'

A fantastically hardy woodland perennial from the mountains of China. Upright, fuzzy, dark red stems support handsome, dark olive-green foliage with brick red undersides. Deeply lobed, palmate, toothy leaves with silvery white speckles add bold texture and contrast to any lightly shaded setting. An extraordinary specimen for containers, a large terrarium, or as a houseplant.
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Full shade, Partial shade

Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.

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Botanical Pronunciationbe-GO-nee-uh sirk-um-low-BAH-tah
Average Size at MaturityModerate growing; reaches 12 to 18 in. tall and wide.
Bloom TimeLate spring to early fall; later to bloom in colder regions.
Design IdeasThis makes a really exotic specimen plant. Use for color and texture, tucked between ferns in a lightly shaded border or tree understory. It does very well in the sheltered humidity of a large terrarium or vivarium.
Deciduous/ EvergreenHerbaceous
Flower AttributeShowy Flowers
Flower ColorPink
Foliage ColorVariegated
Garden StyleAsian/Zen, Tropical
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Specimen, Woodland Garden
Light NeedsFull shade, Partial shade
Special FeatureDramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Gift Plant, Shade Loving
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
Companion PlantsLigularia (Ligularia); Rhododendron (Rhododendron); Fern (Arachniodes); Anemone (Anemone); False Ginseng (Metapanax delavayi)

Provide enriched, well-drained soil. Best with some humidity; avoid extreme heat and harsh sun exposures. Water regularly, allowing soil to dry just slightly between watering. Move container plants indoors when temperatures reach 45 degrees to overwinter as a houseplant. In landscape plantings, potentially hardy to zone 7b with winter protection.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 8-11

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