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Something blue

Posted by MingTea z8 OR Corvallis (My Page) on
Sat, May 21, 05 at 11:38

here are a couple plants that i recently repotted. when i moved, i had to cut down on the number of pots so i combined a few. the one on the right isn't looking so hot. :(

i'd seen lot of pictures of the "flash phenomenon" with some dark leaved begonias, but the other day i caught it myself...

the beautiful blue sheen on this plant is from the camera flash, and normally the leaves would be a mossy-chocolate color:

and this plant just has a blue pot, lol. it's some sort of 'Erythrophylla' cv...has a double sinus curl and frilly leaf margins:


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RE: Something blue


It is fascinating whenever the blue color is brought (excuse the pun) to light. I have many pictures of "blue" begonias. I would swear to it that it was a flash phenomenon, but Begoniac has said that the blue is in the leaves and visible even under natural light. Well, it is in a way but I think it has to be very bright light (think full sun).

Anyway, love your pics. What is the last picture of? Looks like a twisted 'Bunchii'.


RE: Something blue

  • Posted by MingTea z8 OR Corvallis (My Page) on
    Thu, May 26, 05 at 14:40

you know, i have no clue what the last one is. i think it's an 'Erythrophylla' sport of some sort. the leaves are thicker, more succulent then 'Bunchii,' but those leaf margins really do look lettuce-like. some leaves have double sinus curls.

i guess if you look at the leaves in some begonias in a certain light, you can see a velvety sheen, but i've never seen the intense blue shade unless it's under a camera flash. i remember begoniac's post of ross boswell's picture for "bitabloo" (or whatever the image name was). that was the first time i saw that, and it really is nice. too bad there isn't a begonia that reflects that light all the time!


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