(caudex shrub) Stout short trunks present swirled palmate star leaves of silvery toned emerald green veins and edges. Johnson hybrid with pink blossoms over the rex like foliage. Just in case you've neglected this a bit and the foliage fails, never fear for the slightly tuberous base will resprout new stems; conversely, be sure to pot in very easily drained soil in a shallow pot so as to never risk overwatering and thus rotting this tuberous base. On a bench filled with dozens of Begonia species and hybrids 'Little Brother' always stands out to the Begonia fancier's eye.
|Cultural Code||HP TGH|
Some of you grow only indoors, some only in terrariums; many of you have hobby greenhouses; while a growing number of customers live in subtropical or tropical areas of the world. These brief codes are an attempt to suggest whether or not a particular plant will do well in your particular conditions.
If an entry has the cluster HP CGH, this means normal house plant culture will be successful if the plant is given a cool CGH moist location; however if the entry has the cluster CGH HP, you would interpret this to suggest that while Cool Greenhouse conditions are needed for total success with this plant, House Plant conditions will be adequate, while not ideal. If the cluster is HH CGH you would interpret this to mean that while in Zone 8 or below this will be winter hardy outdoor, further north it will need considerable mulch, a cold frame, or a Cool Greenhouse to thrive. And so on.×