If you are looking for a foliage plant with WOW factor then purpled silvery green star shaped foliage of Begonia ‘Little Brother Montgomery’ make it a ‘must have’ plant.
It can be grown in containers and is also at home in the garden as long as it is grown in shade and a humus rich soil it seems to thrive.
This is a large growing Begonia, it can reach around 1 metre in height with a similar spread and yet is easily pruned to less than half this size.
Rosy pink flowers are an added attraction however like many Begonia Varieties for most this is a foliage plant.
Begonia ‘Little Brother Montgomery’ has been around since the 1970s, it was hybridised by Martin Johnson and has stood the test of time.
Care and Growing Conditions
- A position in bright shade is ideal, full sun will very quickly burn the leaves.
- A humus rich well drained soil is required.
- In summer provide adequate moisture.
- In containers fertilise every 3 – 4 weeks with an indoor plant food. In the garden fertilise once a year with a general purpose slow release organic type fertiliser.
- Best in frost free positions and need to be overwinter indoors where heavy frost and freezes are likely
How to Propagate Begonia ‘Little Brother Montgomery’
The easiest way to propagate this begonia is from stem cuttings. It is also possible to propagate it from leaf cuttings, and division of rhizomes.