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Plant of the Month May 2023

Vote for the best!

  • RandyS - Begonia 'Capricorn'

    Votes: 1 50.0%
  • hcarlton - P. (rotundiflora x gracilis) x moctezumae HC C

    Votes: 1 50.0%

  • Total voters
  • Poll closed .


1. Only ONE (1) Plant per member may be entered in any particular month. This means one Nep vine, one Sarr Rhizome, one pygmy dew etc.
2. All pictures must be taken in the month of entry into the contest.
3. All entries must be clearly identified.
4. Entries are restricted to cultivated plants.
5. Contestants may post as many times and as many pictures of their entry as they like until contest closing on 05/31/23
6. Sequential pictures showing opening of a pitcher, unfurling of a leaf etc. are fine as long as all pictures are taken within the month of the contest.
7. If, for some reason, a single pitcher/plant/whatnot cannot be isolated and a group shot is necessary, then the particular pitcher/plant/whatnot entered must be clearly identified in your post.
8. Plant must have been grown by owner at least six months prior to photo, or sprouted from seed by the owner.
9. I didn't like this rule. You can keep entering the same thing month after month and if people still like it without getting sick of it, so be it.
10. Times of Contest and Poll openings and closings are to be understood as EST.
11. Judging by forum members and guests in a poll opening on 06/01/23, closing 06/05/23 and using this forum in this thread! Voting will appear at the top of the thread at the close of the contest entries.

** Please remember to clearly identify your entry!!**

Contest will be closed on May 31st 2023 at 5:00PM EST

Good Luck!
Begonia 'Capricorn', a Rex Begonia. This is a young plant, propagated from a rooted leaf. The coloration is not yet that of the mature plant.

I was going to donate this plant to the NASC auction, but I found out it is patented.

Actually, I don't know the rules for whether a patented plant can be propagated and donated. I assume not. Anyone know? It definitely cannot be propagated and sold.

The patent expires in 2025.

Technically, the mother plant was sold unlabeled at an academic plant sale. But I had it conclusively ID'd by experts.

With flash:

Begonia 'Capricorn' with flash 5:1.jpg

No Flash: Young Begonia 'Capricorn' no flash 2 5:1.jpg