Begonia-leaved petrocosmea Petrocosmea begoniifolia

begonia-leaved petrocosmea


P. begoniifolia is an alpine herbaceous perennial up to 10cm high, with an almost flat rosette of glossy, succulent dark green leaves with a dimpled texture, and dark red stems carrying white flowers with yellow throats in spring

Plant Info
Common Problems

About this plant

  • memoNames

    • Family


    • Synonyms

      begonia-leaved petrocosmea

  • infoCharacteristics

    • Foliage type


    • Height

      Up to 10 cm

    • Spread

      0.1-0.5 metres

    • Hardiness zones


  • sunLight

    Partial Shade

  • scissorsPruning

    No pruning required

  • bambooSoil

    SoilChalk, Loam, Sand

  • pinSuitable locations

    • Hardiness zone

      Patio & Container Plants

  • sproutPropogation

    • Propagate by seed sown as soon as it is ripe, or by leaf cuttings in summer and autumn

  • insectPests

    May be affected by slugs, snails, aphids, glasshouse whitefly, mealybugs, scale insects and tarsonemid mites

  • microbeDiseases

    May be affected by mildew and by crown, leaf, stem and root rots