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The angelic world of a wet pink Angel Wing Begonia wrapped in its white spotted leaves

Explore Nov 15, 2010 #213

 

Saw this beauty nestled amongst hundreds of outrageous, rare specimens in the Rare Plant House. And it more than held its own! A Begonia I've known and loved for years. One you can just pinch off a piece of and stick in water to root.

 

Look at the contrast Mother Nature created here! And all on the same stem! Delicate wet waxy pink petals and sweeping bright green wing-like white spotted leaves wrapping and protecting its delicate floral bouquet. Its endearing embrace stopped me in my tracks!

 

Angel Wing Begonia, Begonia coccinea

Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, Windows to the Tropics, Miami, FL

www.susanfordcollins.com

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Taken on November 7, 2010