• Begonia versicolor, a new species of sect from the limestone areas in southwestern Guangxi Zhuangzu Autonomous Region, China.
  • Begonia versicolor having villous peduncles and the pedicels, outer tepals (abaxial surface), ovaries and capsules villous-setose or hispid-setose with red trichomes.


  • Plant Type:  Perennial herb
  • Flowering plant: Yes
  • Flowering period:  May to July
  • Sun Requirement: Partial Sun
  • Soil: Average, Rich
  • Water Needs: Average, Consistent
  • Temperature: 59 ~ 77 °F / 15 ~ 25 °C


  • Given some humidity and filtered light Begonia masoniana is not difficult grow. It is best watered below the foliage to prevent spotting and mildew and can be fertilised with a diluted liquid fertiliser every 4 weeks while in active growth.