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This one is definitely for the cane begonia collectors. We know you are out there! We love the taller growing exotic nature of cane begonias as well, and think it is hard to go past a Begonia Coccinea, with its hallmark waxy textured flowers, in striking colours. A great plant choice for that sneaky hidden spot in the garden somewhere beside a secret garden pathway. The variety Begonia Coccinea Gran Rojo, is a stunning red flowering form of B.coccinea, that produces spectacular flowing displays of colour throughout much of the warmer months. This Brazilian native, is actually epiphytic, so in its native environment it will grow in the bark of other trees, particularly trees with thick bark.
Important note: The seeds of all Begonia Coccinea varieties are very small, in fact tiny. You will need to place the clear seed packet on a white piece of paper to see the seeds. Please do not contact us telling us the seed packet was empty! If you cannot see the tiny seeds, look harder, or get somebody with better eyesight to assist. Given the small seeds, this variety is best started-off in small (~30mm) coir Jiffy pellets, ideally inside a suitable Plant Propagation Kit (also available from our online store).
Advantages of Begonia Coccinea Gran Rojo
Rare Brazilian cane begonia
Bunches of brilliant red flowers
Epiphytic in its natural habitat
Semi-hardy perennial begonia
Relatively fast growing
1m height at maturity
1m apart is suitable planting distance
Flowers most spectacularly in Spring and Autumn
Suitable for part-shade and full sun
Suitable for pots and will grow in most regions of Australia (prefers warmer environments)
Semi-hardy perennial that is frost-sensitive
Seeds are tiny, therefore use jiffy pellets to get these started
Seed Sowing Instructions
Easy to follow seed propagation notes are provided with every seed purchase
Seeds of this variety are best started in ~30mm Jiffy® pellets before planting into the garden