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Begonia 'Erythrophylla'

Begonia  'Erythrophylla'
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Common Name: Beefsteak Begonia

Plant Family: Begoniaceae

Use:  Houseplant
Season of Interest:  Spring to autumn
Position/ Situation:  Shady spot indoors/under glass
Sun/ Shade:  Part Shade
Flower Colour:  Pink
Leaf Colour:  Green
Height:  very low (less than 1ft)
Habit/Shape:  Spreading
Evergreen:  No
Award of Garden Merit:  Yes
Hardiness/minimum temperature:  Tender (plus 5 to 10 deg. C.)


Large rounded fleshy leaves with a red underside earn this plant its common name of Beefsteak Begonia. It makes a spreading plant, best in a wide shallow pot, or makes useful ground cover underneath the potting bench. Small, light pink flowers appear in late winter-spring. It is semi-evergreen so expect it to loose some leaves over winter. If it drops all its leaves for a short period don't worry just stop watering until it grows away again. Protect from strong sunlight.


We have a range of Begonias, mostly of the cane variety (having stiff upright stems supporting often heavily and attractively spotted leaves). Rhizomatous cultivars are shorter and bushier, the leaves arising from rhizomes (fat more or less horizontal stems which lie close to the ground). The leaves of most  Begonias are typically lop-sided, and are red on the underside, which adds to the leaf coloration especially when back-lit. The pink, red or white flowers are small but often produced in large bunches. All need shade from hot sun & make excellent houseplants. Grow in a loam-based compost for stability, with added grit or bark to make a free draining mix. They need to be kept on the dry side when growth slows in winter, especially if the leaves fall.  They need a minimum 10 °C to maintain growth, but we have found that most plants will survive near freezing temperatures, though most will lose their leaves. Many of our cane Begonias survived a couple of degrees of frost in our greenhouse.

Mainland UK  £6-£8 Bulbs/Tubers/ Bare root (UK) £4
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We aim to despatch orders within 3 working days of receipt but please allow up to 7 working days. Plants are despatched Monday-Thursday (excl. Bank Holidays) 

Unless otherwise indicated our plants are supplied in the following pot sizes according to category. Dimensions refer to either the pot diameter (cm) or volume (litre);

  • Exotics/Conservatory & House Plants, Succulents: mostly as young plants in 9cm or 1 litre pots
  • Hardy Perennials, Ferns and Grasses: 1 litre (approx 12cm diameter)
  • Herbs: 9cm
  • Hardy Shrubs and Climbers: 1.5 or 2 litre 
  • Potted Bulbs: variable- please see "Size/Qty" on product information page 
  • Dormant Bulbs, Tubers and Bare-root perennials come either bagged or wrapped without a pot

The exact size of plants will vary with the growing season and may be cut back in accordance with normal pruning regimes or to fit in the box if they are excessively tall


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