Luxurians-Palm Leaf Begonia

susie_60ncMarch 2, 2010

I want one of these begonias or cutting.......where do you find them......I can also make a trade if anyone has this plant.....Thanks Susie nc

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hcmcdole(z7)

Taylor Greenhouses carries it. I think Kartuz does too. You could check with Palm Hammock Orchid Estates as well.

If you are a member of the ABS you could probably buy some seed from them.

This begonia is not an easy one to grow - can grow very tall and loves it outdoors. Thiemei or carolineifolia would be a lot easier or even hybrids of luxurians such as Thompson's Folly, Freda's Folly, Lady Brown (great for summer but not happy in winter - takes after its parent), Mike Flaherty, Paul Hernandez (this one gets HUGE), and many more.

    Bookmark   March 3, 2010 at 6:42AM
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mark4321_gw

Annie's Annuals in Richmond, CA also sells them, but their shipping can be steep outside the West coast unless you buy a lot of stuff (but all their stuff is good...).

Strybing Arboretum in Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, sells them for a good price at their monthly sales (next one is Saturday at 10:00 A.M.), but they typically sell just one, I think.

I was just told that B. luxurians was featured on Martha Stewart, so I would expect that it will become hard to find.

Here is a link that might be useful: Begoinia luxurians at Annie's Annuals

    Bookmark   March 3, 2010 at 11:00PM
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