16 February 2010


Just look closely at the raised "spines" on the surface on this leaf. Does it occur to you that this is actually a leaf if I did not mention it?

Commonly known as Iron Cross Begonia (Begonia masoniana 'Iron Cross'), it is actually rather commonly sold in plant nurseries together with other rex Begonias.

Begonias are just one of my favourite plants but I have never purchased this cultivar before because I have other favourites. But somehow this one attracted me recently and I bought it. My corridor is too windy, so I hope it would grow well and not succumb to the strong wind conditions that dry the air and reduce the high humidity relished by this group of plants.

Does it occur to you that the leaves look like asymmetrical hearts?