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AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:
This plant will provide nectar and pollen for bees and the many other types of pollinating insects.
It is included in an evolving list of plants carefully researched and chosen by RHS experts. Divided into 3 groups these lists, linked below, are maintained by a team of RHS staff and are reviewed annually.
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Other common names
Brazilian heart begonia
Begonia can be annuals, evergreen or deciduous perennials or shrubs, with fibrous, tuberous or rhizomatous roots and usually asymmetrical leaves, often strikingly patterned, and small or large flowers, both male and female in the same cluster
B. solananthera is a scandent species with glossy green leaves that are ovate to heart-shaped. Scented clusters of flowers are borne in winter. These are white, touched red in the centres
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Aspect North-facing or West-facing
MoistureMoist but well-drained
Time to ultimate height
Grow in a hanging basket lined with moss to allow water to drain through, but not to dry out. Keep out of direct sun and avoid wetting the leaves. See begonia cultivation - houseplants
Propagate by seed or by cuttings
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Sub-tropical Patio & Container Plants
Pruning Regularly pinch out growing tips to encourage bushiness
Pests Susceptible to the usual glasshouse pests such as glasshouse whitefly
May be susceptible to grey moulds (botrytis) and powdery mildews
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