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Wednesday, May 19, 2021

Begonia 'Silver Queen'


This Rex Begonia is not very brilliant with colors - mainly you will find the red tones are totally omitted unlike most Rex Begonia where the red tones at the back leaf is very prominent - this one however has none. 

The color/tones are repetitive where the center and the border edges are of the same color with the mid band are of silver tones. The foliage appear to be oval and grows generously big.
When grown in shade - the tones appears diluted and spans out big whereas if receive good strong light - the olive green notes appears strong and the silver in the middle area appears more vibrant.

This particular one often cultivated in rural region around Malaysia where the locals identify this one as "Asam Batu Kampung" This one is extremely hardy and has less care factor which grows easily as it had acclimated around the surrounding area. Often planted around shaded area where it receives good humidity.

These begonias do well growing together with different types in a colony based condition. Here Begonia - U309 is growing together as a companion plant.

Here it is the appearance of how easily this is grown as low-land shrub begonia where as you can notice the thick moss growth - denotes the damp and high humidity factor. Often this situation occurs along drain side area. This gives the idea how well this types of begonias adapt to the wet and humid conditions.

Photo credit to Izan Yunus, Dr Rabiatuadawiyah Kari & Sue Vsk Nursery

This is the appearance of the same begonia where it received too much light and had burned edges due to lack of humidity.

Begonia Common Names and Images
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Here is the link where I had put together a list of all the begonias that I had come across. 
A database of all the different types & their characteristics. 
Please click on the link on the title above for the post. 

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