Begonia x 'Sophie Cecile'

This large-sized hybrid is one of the most spectacular of the group of hybrids known as "cane begonias" or "angel leaves". 'Sophie Cecile' has a tall, robust, upright habit, growing as a tight clump of bamboo with very elegant olive-green leaves with silvery spots and burgundy underleaves.

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This large-sized Begonia hybrid is one of the most spectacular of the group of hybrids known as "cane begonias" or "angel leaves". 'Sophie Cecile' has a tall, robust, upright habit, growing as a tight clump of bamboo with very elegant olive-green leaves with silvery spots and burgundy underleaves. From Spring to Fall it gives abundant pink-red flowers, grouped in heavy clusters. It can reach more than two meters if grown for years in a large container.

It was released in 1961 by Belva Nelson Kusler, a lady of Danish origin, based in Wisconsin, who created some outstanding Begonia hybrids in those years. 'Sophie Cecile' was obtained by crossing Begonia aconitifolia sceptrum with B. x 'Lenore Olivier' and Belva released this cross (and others!) not for the average house but as a different item for collectors. It was just too huge for the average windowsill, but the bold, stout growth is worth the effort.

Cultivation Protected
Plant origin America
Presentation Potted Plant
Max. Size 50cm-100cm
Botanical family Begoniaceae
Light Medium
Light Shade
Minimum winter temperature 5 ºC to 10 ºC
Flowering Season Warmer Months
Plant type Herbaceous
Color Red
Care Pot
Care Indoor plants
Shape Perennials
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