Pam - 2159 Monday, 25 November 2013
It looks like a Tree Begonia
- there are many cultivars and leaves can vary, say with spots or red/brown underneath. Google "White Tree Begonia
", and you may be able to identify it by the leaves. I have many different tree Begonia
s that have been grown from cuttings. Some people even grow them from leaf cuttings. Try a short stem piece in sandy soil in a small pot in a shady greenhouse and water gently every couple of days.
Chris - 4034 Monday, 25 November 2013
Thanks Pam, I have called it a tree Begonia
myself, it is a very tough plant, and have taken your advice and googled it. It does not appear to have a cane, as I have other cane Begonia
s and also some Rhizome type Begonia
s. This tree Begonia
seems to have more of a trunk and the flowers stand upright. One thing I did learn after searching for it on the internet, is that an indicator for sun or shade growing requirement - if the underside of the leaf is darker than the top of the leaf - it requires shade, and if green underside then it can take more sunlight.
Thank you I have cut off a section and potted it up, and I will keep my fingers crossed.