Begonia ‘Tiger’
Begonia ‘Tiger’
Begonia ‘Tiger’
Begonia ‘Tiger’
Begonia ‘Tiger’
Begonia ‘Tiger’
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Begonia ‘Tiger’

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Begonia ‘Tiger’ 

4 inch pot 

Begonia ‘Tiger’ is a compact rhizomatous Begonia belonging to the Begoniaceae family. This well known hybrid was developed in the 1970s. With its striking chartreuse and copper colored foliage, the patterns slightly resemble the fur of wild felines. Begonia ‘Tiger’ is referred to as an ‘eyelash begonia’ for the little hairs that develop along the edges of the leaves. Plants readily flower in spring and are beautiful clusters of light pink with darker pink spots.  Plant collectors value Begonias for how easy they are to propagate using the leaf, stem, rhizome, or seed.

 

Plant Care 

Light: bright, indirect light; does well in a shady spot

Water: water when dry 

Fertilizer: regularly through the growing season March to November

Potting medium: well drained; suggested Potted Elephant’s Indoor Potting Mix

Habit: compact with prostrate growth, plants will grow to be about 6-8 inches tall, flower stalk pops up above the plant and are clusters of light pink flowers with dark pink spots