Earlier I had presented a series on Rex Begonia and their types.This time, I'm starting a new series on Cane Begonias,
these cultivars are known as Angel wing Begonia or Dragon wing Begonia.
Basically they are very similar but identified by the shape of the leaves and the colors of the flowers.
They have this appearance like bamboo stalks especially when the stem grows taller,
hence it's known as Cane Begonias.
I would recommend this particular breed for beginners
as they are very hardy and robust.
It has an ability to grow in all different conditions,
from high humidity to hot dry weather (almost succulent growing conditions)
Begonia 'Burning Bush' tend to grow tall and upward if it tied to a pole.
It can grow as tall as 7 feet and above but there are setbacks
as the bottom part of the stem can be very stressed and may start to rot.
Another factor can be the plant is too heavy and unable to handle it's own weight.
It is therefore best to keep the plant just around waist level by pruning. The cut stem can be used for new plant propagation as these cane begonias don't seemed to last more than 2 years.
This begonia do not have green leaves.
It will gloss wonderfully when kept in bright shade.
The foliage shine with the dark bronze leaves and generously produce
tiny pendant like pink flowers in between the branches.
As you can see I had hoisted this cane begonia against the fence.
It goes taller by the months but I have to keep vigilant at the bottom part of the stalk.
Recently one particular main branch and started to rot and the whole top part appeared to be withering. Good thing I had noticed the plant and was immediately able to trim and make more new plants from these.
Other matters are very much similar with the general information about Cane Begonias.
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