Grumpy Old Man

By Maurice1948

Bootfull of begonias

Well not full actually, but sounds better than 'Boot 5% full of begonias'!

I've Blipped this begonia several times in various guises, but at the risk of repeating-ting-ting-ting myself I grew the ancestor of these plants from seed which I collected in East Nepal in 1990 and have kept it going from cuttings ever since. 

Fellow Blipper weeflecky is raising money to support a family in Nepal and I thought it would be a good way to get rid of some of my plants!  Begonia hatacoa is a native of warm temperate evergreen forests in Nepal, but I only ever saw the one plant. It makes a good houseplant for a bright but not too sunny window and flowers well, though the flowers are quite small. A good memory for me.

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