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What are Begonias?
  • Begonia is the common name as well as the generic name for all members of the genus, Begoniaceae.
  • They are terrestrials (sometimes epiphytic) herbs or undershrubs.
  • They occur in subtropical and tropical moist climates, in South and Central America, Africa and southern Asia.
  • Terrestrial species in the wild are commonly upright-stemmed, rhizomatous, or tuberous.

Find out more at our Begonias Culture Guide.


The young leaf of a begonia Species from limestone hills of Sarawak.
Begonia Species
Begonia barbellata (Malaysia, Pahang )
This species is from Pahang, Malaysia.
Begonia brevirimosa (Papua New Guinea)
This species can be found in Western Highland Province of Korombi. It has beautiful metallic pink streaks on its leaves supported by pinkish-red stems and rhizomes. It is an easy species great for gardens and homes.
Begonia chlorosticta (Malaysia, Borneo)
Begonia decora (Peninsular Malaysia)
This species is endemic to the main mountain range from Perak to Pahang. They grow in Montane conditions of above 1100m and in deep shade along moist slopes near to steams.
Begonia Natural Hybrid (Malaysia, Borneo)
A natural hybrid between Begonia decora and probabily Begonia venusta.
Begonia goegoensis (Indonesia)
Begonia ignorata (Peninsular Malaysia)
Begonia integrifolia (Peninsular Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam)
This species grows on shaded damp areas of lowland limestone forest usually on bare slopes, rock surface and rotting logs. The leaves are spotted and can be quite variable. It produces a tube and propagates easily by leaf cuttings.
Begonia kingiana (Peninsular Malaysia)
This species is endemic to Peninsular Malaysia. It is restricted to limestone hills, growing in deep shade on vertical cliffs.
Begonia kui (Vietnam)
A species from Vietnam that has amazing leaves colorations and very free-flowering.

Begonia listata (Brazil)
A rare that occur in near Paraguay and Uruguay.It has elliptic leaf covered with thick hairs, resulting in velvety texture. Leaf surface is a dark olive green with a lime green line down the middle. Underside of the leaves are red, each leaf measures 4" by 1".

Begonia longifolia (Malaysia)
This species is from Pahang, Malaysia.
 
Begonia luzonensis (Philippines)
Begonia masoniana (China)
This is a rhizomatous evergreen species commonly know as "Iron Cross". It is native to China and widely propagated for it's beautiful dark Iron Cross pattern on the leaf surface that resemble the Iron Cross insignia of the German decorative medallion.
Begonia pavonina (Peninsular Malaysia)
This species is endemic to Pahang and grows in montane forest at altitudes of 1000 - 1400m. It is grows in dark and damp areas near streams. One of the most attractive begonias with leaves that changes color from iridescent blue to bright green at different light angle. Also know as the Peacock Begonia.
Begonia propinqua (Malaysia, Sarawak )
This species can be found on lowland hills of Sarawak and they grow in humid forest in shade. They grow on rock faces along streams and on slopes. They can grow to 4-6ft tall.
Begonia pubescens (Malaysia, Sarawak )
This species was discovered in lowland forest of Sarawak. Unlike most begonias found in Sarawak, this species grows in less moist conditions but near streams. This species has fury leaves and do not grow in abundance and hard to spot.
 
Begonia rajah (Malaysia)
This species occurs in the limestone hills of Perak, Malaysia.
Begonia rajah (Malaysia)
This species is endemic to Peninsular Malaysia, found clinging to rock surfaces along small streams.
Begonia aff. rhombicarpa (Philippines)
Begonia rubida (Malaysia, Sarawak )
This species is found in Kuching, Sarawak.
Begonia sizemoreae (Malaysia)
Begonia speluncae (Malaysia, Sarawak )
This lowland miniature species with rounded leaves can be seen in growing in dark limestone caves of Sarawak. The soil of the caves may be high in nitrogen as it can be covered with Bat droppings.
Begonia venusta (Peninsular Malaysia)
This species is endemic to P.Malaysia and can be seen from Perak to Pahang. It grows in montane forest from 1725m to 1890m on damp earth along forest trails and on slopes.
Unknown Begonia Species
Begonia sp "Red vein" (Malaysia, Sarawak )
This beautiful begonia was discovered in the low altitude limestone hills of Sarawak. It grows in shaded forest floors and usually on slopes where the stems can be supported as it grows towards light. It's habitat is cool and windy.
Begonia sp "Sarawak spotted" (Malaysia, Sarawak )
This is probably a cane begonia from limestone hill of Sarawak. Most begonias are endemic to certain places and destruction of habitats had caused extinction of some beautiful species.
 
Begonia sp (Malaysia, Sarawak )
This species was said to be from Sarawak, Malaysia.
Begonia sp
Begonia sp (Malaysia)
This species was said to be from Sabah, Malaysia.
 
Begonia sp (Malaysia)
This species is found in Selangor, Malaysia.
Begonia sp (Malaysia, Sarawak)
This species is found in Kuching, Sarawak.
Begonia sp (Malaysia, Sarawak)
This species is found in Kuching, Sarawak.
Begonia sp (Malaysia, Sarawak)
This species is found in Kuching, Sarawak.
Begonia sp (Malaysia, Sarawak)
This species is found in Kuching, Sarawak.
 
Begonia sp (Malaysia, Sarawak )
This species is found in Kuching, Sarawak.
Begonia sp (Malaysia, Sarawak)
This species is found in Kuching, Sarawak.
Begonia sp (Malaysia, Sarawak)
This species is found in Kuching, Sarawak.
Begonia sp (Malaysia, Sarawak)
This species is found in Kuching, Sarawak.
 
Begonia sp (Malaysia, Sarawak)
This species is found in Kuching, Sarawak.
Begonia sp (Malaysia, Sarawak)
This species is found in Kuching, Sarawak.
Begonia sp (Malaysia, Sarawak)
This species is found in Kuching, Sarawak.
Begonia sp (Malaysia, Sarawak)
This species is found in Kuching, Sarawak.
 
Begonia sp (Malaysia, Sarawak)
This species is found in Kuching, Sarawak.
Begonia sp "Green Apple"(Malaysia, Sarawak)
Begonia sp (Malaysia)
This species occurs in Peninsular Malaysia but the actual locality remains unknown. Leaves will produces small bulbils when it matures.
Begonia sp (Philippines)
Begonia sp (Malaysia)
Begonia sp (Malaysia)
Begonia sp (Malaysia)
This species was mentioned to be from Sabah, but actual locality is yet to be confirmed.
Begonia sp "Albomarginata" (Malaysia)
Begonia sp (Malaysia, Sarawak )
Begonia sp (Malaysia)
Begonia sp "Gem"(Malaysia)
Other Begonias
Begonia
Begonia
Begonia Double
Begonia Double
Begonia Double
Begonia Double
Begonia Double
Begonia Double
Begonia rex 'Escargot'
Begonia rex 01
Begonia rex 02
Begonia rex 03
Begonia rex 04
Begonia rex 05
Begonia rex 06
Begonia rex 'Fireworks'
Begonia rex 08
Begonia rex 09
Begonia rex 10
Begonia rex 11
Begonia rex 12
Begonia rex 13
Begonia rex 14
Begonia rex 15
Begonia rex 16
Begonia rex 17

 

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