Begonia 'Old Blue'
Begonia 'Old Blue' is another one of our new hybrids that has just been introduced. This rhizomatous type, is a cross of B. U489 and B. sizemoreae. It has large oval shaped leaves that are sparsely covered with long white hairs. The leaf blade is a gray color with a silver band around the leaf. Under certain light conditions the gray in the leaf has a bluish iridescence. The back of the leaf is red. It blooms most of the year with graceful blush pink flowers. This is a fast grower and will make a large specimen. It has a large mounding growth habit.
Begonia 'Old Blue':
- Bright, indirect light
- 45 to 95 degrees
- Humidity 45 to 60%
- 12 to 15 inches tall
- Water when top two inches of soil are dry
(Miller at Steve's Leaves, TX, 2012)
This plant is shipped in a 3 - 4 inch pot.
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