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Posted 17 May 2009 - 07:53 AM

Not too many people grow species Begonia as they are more demanding and less readily available although times maybe changing. Many of them are strictly rainforest types although some have made successful transition to my shady balcony corner.

anyway here are some pics:

http://i272.photobucket.com/albums/jj181/oror88/brev.jpg
B. brevirimosa var brevirimosa originally from PNG

http://i272.photobucket.com/albums/jj181/oror88/exotica1.jpg
B. brevirimosa var Exotica which is from a higher elevation. Note the bold blotches of red copared to previous.

http://i272.photobucket.com/albums/jj181/oror88/peacock.jpg
B. pavonina - the peacock blue from highlands. Very slow grower and need DEEP shade.

http://i272.photobucket.com/albums/jj181/oror88/phillippines.jpg
http://i272.photobucket.com/albums/jj181/oror88/rhombicarpa.jpg
B. rhombicarpa - I think. Very small but free flowering creeping plant.

http://i272.photobucket.com/albums/jj181/oror88/poliloensisa-1.jpg
http://i272.photobucket.com/albums/jj181/oror88/poliloensis.jpg
B. polilloensis - a fern-leaf type described in 2005.

http://i272.photobucket.com/albums/jj181/oror88/begswk.jpg
A species from Borneo - not very sure abt the name.

http://i272.photobucket.com/albums/jj181/oror88/vnls2.jpg
Another nameless one from VietNam with dark leaves and red veins - this one can be quite big and robust.

http://i272.photobucket.com/albums/jj181/oror88/sumatrals3.jpg
Another nameless one from Sumatra - may turn out to be goegoensis, which would be also quite big.
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Posted 17 May 2009 - 08:35 AM

they do look like jungle weeds to me.. LOL
i tried brevirimosa twice.. both times also died.. suspect low humidity and warm temperatures throughout that period.
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Posted 18 May 2009 - 12:07 AM

View Postislaverde, on May 17 2009, 08:35 AM, said:

they do look like jungle weeds to me.. LOL
i tried brevirimosa twice.. both times also died.. suspect low humidity and warm temperatures throughout that period.


I think they are OK with temperatures here, but humidity must definietly be high, otherwise the leaves will not be big.
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Posted 18 May 2009 - 12:38 AM

View Postislaverde, on May 17 2009, 08:35 AM, said:

they do look like jungle weeds to me.. LOL

Yes I have heard that before - Begonia species are not as gaudy as those Rex hybrids and they are more demanding especially the Asian forest types.

Here's a more colourful miniature
http://i272.photobucket.com/albums/jj181/oror88/eliaff.jpg

and another with attractive red bracts
http://i272.photobucket.com/albums/jj181/oror88/pendulagr.jpg
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Posted 18 May 2009 - 09:17 AM

hi there, i got a pot of the B. brevirimosa from the nursery.
i was told that it is not a easy plant.
i have seem several of my "old - (those in their 60s)" friends keeping them in a pot.
however, i am thinking of planting it on the ground.
any advice? & how much sun light it can takes?
currently i place it & the rest of my begonia beside my fountain at the front porch.
they are only receive indirect sun light.


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Posted 18 May 2009 - 11:35 PM

View Postpino, on May 18 2009, 09:17 AM, said:

hi there, i got a pot of the B. brevirimosa from the nursery.
i was told that it is not a easy plant.
i have seem several of my "old - (those in their 60s)" friends keeping them in a pot.
however, i am thinking of planting it on the ground.
any advice? & how much sun light it can takes?
currently i place it & the rest of my begonia beside my fountain at the front porch.
they are only receive indirect sun light.

tks.
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pino,
I had mine many years already. They are all over the place now - so I cannot say they are difficult.
They like high humidity.
Snails like them.
They do well in bright shade.
If you have an outdoor place, put them in a big pot with lots of holes below and place on the wet earth or lawn - the roots will grow down and then the plant will look like a shrub up to 1 metre.
My plants never do well indoor due to dryness and leaves are not so big. I suppose putting them beside a fountain may help.

Thats my 2 cts - have fun.
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Posted 19 May 2009 - 01:12 PM

thanks for the advice.
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Posted 07 June 2009 - 03:35 PM

hi Or Or,

u have a fantastic collection.. :flowers:/> such species begonias are so hard to come by in sg. i have quite limited success growing these in my corridor as i think they prefer much higher humidity than i can provide. i do have both brevirimosas & a few others though, which are doing very well.
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Posted 21 September 2010 - 02:27 PM

B. bipinnatifida is something interesting, it is the 1st time i am seeing it.
pretty lovely. tks for sharing.

http://i272.photobucket.com/albums/jj181/oror88/bipinnatifidask.jpg






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Posted 21 September 2010 - 04:26 PM

Very nice & pretty foliage begonia. Thanks for sharing and look like I have a new target on top of B.seratipetala for the year 2011.


http://i272.photobucket.com/albums/jj181/oror88/filicifolia.jpg

http://i272.photobucket.com/albums/jj181/oror88/bipinnatifidask.jpg
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Posted 21 September 2010 - 06:28 PM

B. bipinnatifida is a very challenging plant for me, I still do not know how to grow it well. Hope you have better luck.

I had 2 B. serrapetala but they drop most of its leaves once transplanted, even moving the pot if the roots had grown out of and onto whatever substrate below can lead to undesirable effect ....in fact one of the mother plant is awaiting incarnation. Fortunately the cuttings can root quite readily.
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Posted 21 September 2010 - 06:53 PM

View PostOr Or, on 21 September 2010 - 06:28 PM, said:

B. bipinnatifida is a very challenging plant for me, I still do not know how to grow it well. Hope you have better luck.

I had 2 B. serrapetala but they drop most of its leaves once transplanted, even moving the pot if the roots had grown out of and onto whatever substrate below can lead to undesirable effect ....in fact one of the mother plant is awaiting incarnation. Fortunately the cuttings can root quite readily.


Hi! Thanks for the useful infor sharing. Haha, how I wish if I can have my luck tested in advanced. Talking about the leaf dropping, I find Polilloensis also have the same symptom during the transplant..............................bf
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Posted 22 September 2010 - 02:36 PM

really really nice!!! I love the bipi!!!

with species like these, I dun see why we would need those cool growing gaudy rex hybrids!!!

I think i really need to fine tune my environment to grow them well!

anyway or or, your cuttings should be ready in a week or two! will PM you then!
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Posted 06 December 2010 - 10:13 AM

a few more obsure unknowns.....ID suggestions welcome


from Pen. Malaysia, nice lime green leaves
http://i272.photobucket.com/albums/jj181/oror88/begoniax.jpg
closeups. The male has 2 tepals - unable to find a match in Ruth Kiew's book. Any idea ?
http://i272.photobucket.com/albums/jj181/oror88/begonia2-1.jpg

This one a new sp from Thailand...dunno the new name yet - look like a fern.
http://i272.photobucket.com/albums/jj181/oror88/begfil.jpg

This is from a friend - the sp comes from S America. Lost the name tag....but beautiful shape and pattern. Slow growing though....
http://i272.photobucket.com/albums/jj181/oror88/begonia.jpg

A Viet Nam cane. Looks like a hybrid but is not ; will become dormant seasonally. The large pink flowers have white patches outside the ovary.
http://i272.photobucket.com/albums/jj181/oror88/VN_Beg_sk.jpg

One of my fav from Borneo - a nicely patterned cane from Section Petermannia
http://i272.photobucket.com/albums/jj181/oror88/beg4.jpg
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Posted 07 December 2010 - 10:08 AM

Hi LS,
great collection and well grown!.
will visit you sometime soon! :)/>
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Posted 22 March 2011 - 06:17 AM

Wow, very very beautiful pics. Thanks for sharing these guys.



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Posted 02 October 2011 - 09:46 AM

Here's a little more update :

My B. brevirimosa "Exotica" hae grown quite a bit. I think this plant rivals any hybrid in the market.
http://i272.photobucket.com/albums/jj181/oror88/bexotica.jpg

The Vietnamese native - B. sizemorea - very hairy leaves and nice leaf pattern but definitely not a balcony plant.
http://i272.photobucket.com/albums/jj181/oror88/sizemorea.jpg

This one I don't know - it has been around in the market for some time but I do not know where it comes from. It is very very free flowering that's all I can say.
Any one grows this, if so where did you get this from ?
http://i272.photobucket.com/albums/jj181/oror88/unk.jpg
http://i272.photobucket.com/albums/jj181/oror88/unk3.jpg

Begonia serratipetala - not easy to take good photograph of this one since the leaves are very reflective
http://i272.photobucket.com/albums/jj181/oror88/B_serra.jpg

This is a central American species
http://i272.photobucket.com/albums/jj181/oror88/mex2.jpg

http://i272.photobucket.com/albums/jj181/oror88/mex.jpg
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Posted 02 October 2011 - 10:12 AM

beautiful! i love brevirimosa but I dont like its cane like habit.. seen any creeping type with brevirimosa patterns?
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Posted 02 October 2011 - 10:55 AM

View PostOr Or, on 02 October 2011 - 09:46 AM, said:

Here's a little more update :

My B. brevirimosa "Exotica" hae grown quite a bit. I think this plant rivals any hybrid in the market.
http://i272.photobucket.com/albums/jj181/oror88/bexotica.jpg

The Vietnamese native - B. sizemorea - very hairy leaves and nice leaf pattern but definitely not a balcony plant.
http://i272.photobucket.com/albums/jj181/oror88/sizemorea.jpg

This one I don't know - it has been around in the market for some time but I do not know where it comes from. It is very very free flowering that's all I can say.
Any one grows this, if so where did you get this from ?
http://i272.photobucket.com/albums/jj181/oror88/unk.jpg
http://i272.photobucket.com/albums/jj181/oror88/unk3.jpg

Begonia serratipetala - not easy to take good photograph of this one since the leaves are very reflective
http://i272.photobucket.com/albums/jj181/oror88/B_serra.jpg

This is a central American species
http://i272.photobucket.com/albums/jj181/oror88/mex2.jpg

http://i272.photobucket.com/albums/jj181/oror88/mex.jpg



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Posted 02 October 2011 - 12:39 PM

View PostOr Or, on 02 October 2011 - 09:46 AM, said:

Here's a little more update :

My B. brevirimosa "Exotica" hae grown quite a bit. I think this plant rivals any hybrid in the market.
http://i272.photobucket.com/albums/jj181/oror88/bexotica.jpg

The Vietnamese native - B. sizemorea - very hairy leaves and nice leaf pattern but definitely not a balcony plant.
http://i272.photobucket.com/albums/jj181/oror88/sizemorea.jpg

This one I don't know - it has been around in the market for some time but I do not know where it comes from. It is very very free flowering that's all I can say.
Any one grows this, if so where did you get this from ?
http://i272.photobucket.com/albums/jj181/oror88/unk.jpg
http://i272.photobucket.com/albums/jj181/oror88/unk3.jpg

Begonia serratipetala - not easy to take good photograph of this one since the leaves are very reflective
http://i272.photobucket.com/albums/jj181/oror88/B_serra.jpg

This is a central American species
http://i272.photobucket.com/albums/jj181/oror88/mex2.jpg

http://i272.photobucket.com/albums/jj181/oror88/mex.jpg

Hello, u have very beautiful species of begonia. Thanks for sharing!
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