For containers or hanging baskets, look for Begonia boliviensis and Angel Wing types, which have a more cascading habit. "Angel wing begonia" is a type of begonia which produces leaves shaped like angel's wings. Hi R.Tropeano, You can find the answer to your begonia question in Julie Day’s article on How To Grow Begonias Indoors During the Winter. All of them have a standard root ball with thin roots, round, small, and waxy leaves. Some varieties of begonia have variegated leaves or leaves covered with various patterns. Consulting other begonia growers in your area will give you a good place to start in determining a good mix for your area. Origin How fast a Begonia grows will depend on the type you have as well as the time of year. It develops large, asymmetric leaves. They can be green, bronze, pink or grey colored. Today there are around one thousand begonia species and many, many more hybrids being grown around the world. Reply. Most Begonias grow upright. Grow small flowers. Reply. See more at How to Grow and Care for Begonia. Here we have … Extremely popular, Begonia masoniana (Iron Cross Begonia) is an evergreen, rhizomatous perennial mostly grown for its striking foliage of large, oval, rough-textured, bright green leaves, remarkably adorned with cross-shaped, dark chocolate brown centers. Speed of Growth. Ben Erickson November 30, 2011 at 5:22 pm. It will take experimenting to find out what works for your locale. Both hardy begonias (Begonia evansiana, hardy USDA zones 6 to 12) and tuberous begonias (Begonia x tuberhybrida, hardy in USDA zones 9 to 11) have delicate, green leaves that are … Tuberous: This type has the most striking large flowers in neon-like colors of yellow, pink, orange, red, or white. I do know that growers in other parts of the country have their favorite mixes. Fibrous: This category includes cane begonia, wax begonia, angel-wing begonia, and other varieties. Propagating Begonia's by leaf cuttings is a lot slower, but if it works you should get small plantlets growing around the base after a couple of months. Begonia is often cultivated because of its dense, ornamental foliage. Not knowing what type of Begonia I have I am at a loss as to treat it during the winter. The small pink-flushed, white flowers, borne in erect panicles, are an added bonus. Begonia boliviensis varieties particularly like sharp drainage, as they're native to growing on cliff walls. They originated in the main from Central and Southern America, China, India, Indonesia and South East Asia – none have been found in Europe or Australasia.