This old begonia is native to Jamaica and was a favorite hanging basket plant in Florida commercial garden centers in the 60's & 70's. It was a frequent south Florida landscape favorite in earlier decades and can frequently be found in the shaded gardens of older Palm Beach and Dade County homes and elsewhere. It was pushed aside years ago when the now common wax leaf lower growing bedding types came into fashion, so it is not commonly found within the nursery trade any more. A few south and south east coast nurseries have rediscovered it in recent years.
Mature size of this begonia is about 3' x 3'. In the tropics it begins showing hanging draping clusters of snow white fragrant flowers in mid spring and continues to bloom through the year until the night time temperatures fade from the 60's. The foliage is about the size of your open palm and is very glossy and a middle shade of green. It serves to light up shaded nooks and corners, and is great as a low hedge like border under windows. It makes a great potted plant. It can be grown indoors as house plant with adequate full spectrum light.
Condition: One (1) Well rooted, starter size plant growing and shipped in a 4 inch diameter plastic pot. Plant will be a minimum of about 6 to 8 inches tall and unlikely to have bloom or bud at the time of shipping.
*Limited Conditional Warranty: Warranty is limited to guaranteeing plants will arrive safely and in good and healthy condition, and is conditioned on Seller receiving prompt notice (within 24 hours of delivery) of any problem with the condition accompanied by photo validation. No other additional, extended or long term Warranty is expressed or implied.
- Brand: Emerald Goddess Gardens
- Common Name: Lemon Begonia
- Bloom Form: Clustered Single
- Mature Size: 3 ft.
- Fragrance: Light, Lemony Scent
- Suggested Uses: Shaded Border, Mixed Beds, Shade Garden
- House Plant Adapative: Yes
- Country of Origin: USA
- Limited Conditional Warranty: Healthy Arrival
- Extended Long Term Warranty: None
- Manufacturer:Emerald Goddess Gardens
- Climate: Tropical
- Color: White
- Special Features: Lemon Fragrance, Elegant Blooms
- Species: Begonia odorata \'Alba\'
- Sunlight: Shade
- USDA Hardiness Zone: 10,11
- Watering: Moderate