Begonia ‘Erythrophylla’ (“Beef Steak”)

(2 customer reviews)

$14.99

Begonia ‘Erythrophylla’ is what Great Aunt Ethel and Grandma called the “Beef Steak Begonia”. This is one of the oldest hybrid begonias still in cultivation. It was hybridized in Germany in 1845 by crossing B. manicata with B. hydrocotylifolia. The oval leaves are dark olive green color on the top and red on the bottom. They have a shiney, glossy texture. It has a rhizome that trails along the surface of the soil. This variety is very easy to grow just give it bright light and let it get fairly dry between watering. Everyone should have this living piece of history in their home.

Shade to partial shade, temp. 45 to 100 degrees, 6 to 10ins. tall, allow getting fairly dry between watering

Family: Begoniaceae

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Description

Begonia ‘Erythrophylla’ is what Great Aunt Ethel and Grandma called the “Beef Steak Begonia”. This is one of the oldest hybrid begonias still in cultivation. It was hybridized in Germany in 1845 by crossing B. manicata with B. hydrocotylifolia. The oval leaves are dark olive green color on the top and red on the bottom. They have a shiney, glossy texture. It has a rhizome that trails along the surface of the soil. This variety is very easy to grow just give it bright light and let it get fairly dry between watering. Everyone should have this living piece of history in their home.

Shade to partial shade, temp. 45 to 100 degrees, 6 to 10ins. tall, allow getting fairly dry between watering

Family: Begoniaceae

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Additional information

Weight 1 lbs
Pot size

3.5 – 4 inch

2 reviews for Begonia ‘Erythrophylla’ (“Beef Steak”)

  1. Elizabeth C

    Gorgeous plant, arrived in perfect condition. Came with several large shiny leaves, with new ones unfurling. It’s growing very happily

  2. compton.elizabeth

    Plant arrived in perfect condition with several large, shiny leaves (and more unfurling!) It’s growing well. I’m very pleased

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