This relatively rare Begonia species has beautifully shaped palm like leaves. Most people don’t even think about a Begonia when they see this beauty because it is so much different from all other Begonias on the market.
Begonia luxurians can grow up to 2 meter, but you can easily prune it back when it gets too tall.
Although it does have an inflorescence with many tiny white flowers sometimes, it are the eye-catching leaves that attract the attention from everyone immediately.
As a house plant this Begonia does well in a bright spot. Avoid direct sunlight from March till October. It does well outside too during summer on a shady and somewhat sheltered spot in the garden, be sure to use well-draining soil.
Indoors one good watering every week is often sufficient, don’t forget to remove any excess water from the saucer or ceramic pot within a few hours after watering. Give less water during the winter months, you can let the soil dry out a bit before you water it again.
The Palm leaf Begonia is quite a tough plant that can withstand relatively cool temperatures during the winter months, for sure when you keep the soil on the dry side.