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Begonia 'Erythrophylla'

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Currently being propagated, please ask as we may have some, or we can at least let you know when they will hopefully be available
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Large rounded fleshy leaves with a red underside earn this plant its common name of Beefsteak Begonia. It makes a spreading plant, best in a wide shallow pot, or makes useful ground cover underneath the potting bench. Small, light pink flowers appear in late winter-spring. It is semi-evergreen so expect it to loose some leaves over winter. If it drops all its leaves for a short period don't worry just stop watering until it grows away again. Protect from strong sunlight.

Common Name: Beefsteak Begonia
Plant Family: Begoniaceae
Plant Type: Tender Perennial
RHS Award of Garden Merit
Yes
Season of Interest
Spring to autumn
Sun or Shade
Part Shade
Height
very low (less than 1ft)
Minimum temperature
Tender (plus 5 to 10 deg. C.)
Position/Situation
Shady spot indoors/under glass
Suggested Use
Houseplant
Flower Colour
Pink
Leaf Colour
Green
Habit/Shape
Spreading
Evergreen
No
Begonias - more info

We have a range of Begonias, mostly of the cane variety (having stiff upright stems supporting often heavily and attractively spotted leaves). Rhizomatous cultivars are shorter and bushier, the leaves arising from rhizomes (fat more or less horizontal stems which lie close to the ground). The leaves of most  Begonias are typically lop-sided, and are red on the underside, which adds to the leaf coloration especially when back-lit. The pink, red or white flowers are small but often produced in large bunches. All need shade from hot sun & make excellent houseplants. Grow in a loam-based compost for stability, with added grit or bark to make a free draining mix. They need to be kept on the dry side when growth slows in winter, especially if the leaves fall.  They need a minimum 10 °C to maintain growth, but we have found that most plants will survive near freezing temperatures, though most will lose their leaves. Many of our cane Begonias survived a couple of degrees of frost in our greenhouse.

Pot Sizes

Unless otherwise indicated our plants are supplied in the following pot sizes according to category. Dimensions refer to either the pot diameter (cm) or volume (litre);

  • Exotics/Conservatory & House Plants, Succulents: mostly as young plants in 9cm (approx. 0.5 litre)  or 1 litre pots
  • Hardy Perennials, Ferns and Grasses: 1 litre (approx. 12cm diameter)
  • Hardy Shrubs and Climbers: 1.5 or 2 litre 

The exact size of plants will vary with the growing season and may be cut back in accordance with normal pruning regimes or to fit in the box if they are excessively tall.

Find out more about our mail order process

Delivery Info
Region Order Value Carriage Charge Carrier Service Estimated Delivery from placing your order
UK (excluding N. Ireland) Hardy perennials bare rooted and 9 cm pots - up to 20 kg £6 - 8.50 Courier 2 - 5 days Up to 18 days
UK (excluding N. Ireland) Light weight small parcel up to 2 kg (up to 5 plants in 9 cm pots) £6 Royal Mail 1-2 Days (tracked) Up to 15 days
UK Mainland Orders over 2 kg £9.50 Courier 1-2 Days (tracked) Up to 15 days
Seeds & Cuttings only All orders £2 Royal Mail 1st Class Within 1 week

Local Delivery: Postcodes IP1 to IP8 & CO10

Orders over £35 FREE Our vehicles Within 1 week

Collect from Nursery (IP7 6LZ)

All orders FREE  

1-3 days (we will contact you)

Scottish Highlands
& Isle of Wight

Orders over 2 kg 

£10 - £20** Courier 2-5 working days (tracked)

Up to 18 days

Scottish Offshore Islands

Orders over 2 kg

£10 - £25** Courier 2-5 working days (tracked)

Up to 18 days

 

See our delivery information page for more details