Ruby Begonia
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Ruby Begonia
P Introduced Photo: Saroj Kasaju
Common name: Ruby Begonia
Botanical name: Begonia acetosa    Family: Begoniaceae (Begonia family)

Ruby Begonia is a wonderful species begonia from Brazil. It is rhizome forming, with a low growth habit. The leaves are the most beautiful part of this plant - they are medium sized, pleasantly velvety, olive green on the top and red on the underside. The inflorescence consists of white flowers on reddish axis. Ruby Begonia is a commonly cultivated plant.

Identification credit: Mark Hughes Photographed in Kalimpong, West Bengal.

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