SELECTED BY DAN HINKLEY

Begonia sp. ‘DJHAP18072’

PHOTO COURTESY OF MONROVIA

How long has it been on the market?

New to IGCs in 2021

Height / Width

12-18” tall / 12-18” wide

Sun/shade requirements

Full sun to partial shade

USDA Zones

8-11

Habit

Upright

Foliage

Emerald green with bronze undersides

Container suggestions

An extraordinary specimen for containers, a large terrarium or as a houseplant

Consumer care requirements

Provide enriched, well-drained soil. Best with some humidity. Avoid extreme heat and harsh sun exposures. Water regularly, allowing soil to dry just slightly between watering. Move container plants indoors when temperatures reach 45° F to overwinter as a houseplant.

Key features

The new Tectonic Begonia Series brings bold texture to the garden. Discovered by plant hunter Dan Hinkley in the forests of Northeastern India and available through Monrovia, Tectonic Eruption features emerald-green, intricately-cut leaves with a light-bronze underside. Grown for its stunning foliage, Tectonic Begonia adds an exotic look to outdoor containers. These stunning varieties can also be grown inside as a houseplant. The Tectonic Series will have limited availability for 2021.

Display Tip

This exotic specimen from the forests of Northeastern India works well in Asian or Zen gardens. It adds bold texture and contrast to any lightly shaded setting.