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Saturday, June 5, 2021

Star Begonia / Begonia heracleifolia 'Nigricans' (Strong Black Borders)



This particular type of Begonia is commonly known as Star Begonia often identified as a Gryphon Begonia due to the majestic look of the foliage display. Alternatively it's also known as Pegasus Begonia, all these variants and types are basically labelled as Begonia heracleifolia.

It is easily identified with the Star Shaped big sized foliage - very much behaves like a rhizome begonia which I would consider a hardy plant especially when the plant grows well and had already established itself.

Unlike most sensitive types of begonias - this particular type seemed to very hardy and also grows in huge leaf span in the right conditions. These can grow very well in moist soil mix medium.


The Main Characteristics here I want to emphasise is the strong Black Borders which appears along the Foliage Lobed Pattern.

Begonia heracleifolia 'Nigricans' falls into two category where the black borders are prominent and show strong visibly along the leaf perimeter - the other type where the black is fully cover on the leaf surface with slight green tones appears on the veins.

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. 
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