Begonia 'Phoe's Cleo'Begonia 'Phoe's Cleo'

Begonia ‘Phoe’s Cleo’


This plant is no longer for sale directly from TERRA NOVA® Nurseries. However, it may still be available through one of our Licensees or Retail Sources.


Vivid chartreuse leaves sport mahogany-red splashes. Tough rhizomatous heritage makes it stronger than any Rex Begonia. Thrives in containers, shade gardens, windowsills.

USDA Hardiness Zone(s): 10-11
Size (HT/W/FL HT): 24″ / 24″ / 24″
Exposure: Full Shade
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SKU: BEGPC Categories: ,
Common Name Begonia
Family Begoniaceae
Genus Begonia
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Plant Type Annual
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Foliage Color Green, Red
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Exposure Full Shade
Growth Habit Mounding
Growth Rate Fast
Hardiness Zone 10, 11
How Different? Distinctive leaf color.
Landscape Value Container, mixed basket, shade accent.
Most Active Growing Season Summer
Persistence Tropical
Size (HT/W/FL HT) 24" / 24" / 24"
Soil (Garden) Average porosity, organic soil.
Water (Garden) Average. Does not tolerate water logging.
Special Uses Deep South
Comments Thrives in containers, shade gardens, windowsills. Can be sold as a bedding plant in warm areas.
Water (Greenhouse) Dry slightly between waterings.
EC 1.2 – 2.4
pH 6.0 – 7.0
Fertility Needs 150 – 200 ppm
Notes Sanitation of media and growing conditions is critical. Greenhouse production recommended for best environmental controls. Avoid use of overhead irrigation. Do not crowd plants as this can lead to more disease problems and stretched plants. Do not plant too deep.
Finish Time to 4″ 4 – 6 weeks
Finish Time to Gallon
Day Length for Flowering Day Neutral
Begonia 'Phoe's Cleo' - Product Profile
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Begonia 'Phoe's Cleo'