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Begonia boweri
Scientific Name: Begonia boweri Ziesenh.
Synonym: Begonia bowerae
Family: Begoniaceae
Begonia  boweri
Begonia boweri 'Major' in the NYBG greenhouse in mid April
Recommended Temperature Zone:
USDA: 10-12

Frost Tolerance: Should be kept above 50F (10C)

Sun Exposure: Light shade to shade

Growth Habits: Creeping rhizomatous Begonia, up to 10 inches tall (25 cm), 7 inches spread (18 cm)

Watering Needs: Moderate water, avoid getting the leaves wet

Propagation: Leaf cuttings in spring, rhizome cuttings in summer

Blooming Habits:
The white flowers with traces of pink are produced freely in winter

Fruiting Habits:

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