Begonias is a genus of more than 1,000 species, comprising annual and perennial herbs, rhizomatous and tuberous plants. They are usually evergreen plants with unsymmetrical leaves. They van be very diverse in terms of form, hence they are divided into eight groupings:
Latin name: Begonia rex "Little Keepsake"
4) Tuberous - Pendula
7) Rex-cultorum (evergreen, usually rhizomatous varieties, cultivated mainly for their foliage)
They grow in frost-protected, semi-shaded sites, in light, humus-rich, neutral or slightly acid soils.
Used as indoor plants, in flowerpots or in flower gardens as annual plants. Perennial herbs are propagated mainly by cuttings and division, annuals by seeds.
Rex variety with large, silver-green leaves, with dark green center and edges.