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Plant Profile: Angel Wing Begonia

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Common Name: Angel Wing Begonia

Latin Name: Begonia aconitifolia × B. coccinea

Family: Begoniaceae

This hybrid begonia is an easy to grow houseplant. With origins in South America, this plant prefers moist soil and air. This cane begonia can grow up to 4 feet tall or pruned to shorter stature. Easily propagated with cuttings.

Many (many) years ago my husband and I obtained a cutting of this plant from our college union building which contained a forest of amazing houseplants. It has been pruned, trimmed, and restarted many times. But it still resides in our kitchen several homes later. It still provides us with a pretty show every few months. My littlest boy recently mistook the flowers for those of bleeding heart;  I can see the resemblance.



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