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Sun Cities Santa Cruz Begonia Plant

  • - Tuberous Begonia
  • - Height: 10-12 inches
  • - Growing Zone: 2-11
  • - Exposure: Part Shade
  • - Bloom Time: Spring-Fall
  • - Each Quart Pot contains 1 Sun Cities Santa Cruz Begonia Plant
Plant Features

Sun Cities Santa Cruz is a stunning trailing begonia characterized by its plethora of large, fiery red-orange blossoms. Set against large, arrow-shaped green leaves with a neatly serrated edge, these vivacious blooms draw immediate attention. Their elongated shape, reminiscent of fuchsias, paired with their vibrant color, ensures that the 'Santa Cruz' Begonia becomes an instant focal point in any setting. Particularly suited for vertical gardens, its elegant cascades offer a burst of color, creating an eye-catching display. This begonia stands out not only for its aesthetic appeal but also for its resilience. It boasts a notable drought and heat tolerance, making it an exemplary choice for hanging baskets and patio planters. Thriving in sun to partial shade, the 'Santa Cruz' Begonia begins its blooming spree in early summer and continues unabated until the autumn chill sets in, ensuring a consistent display of its brilliant fiery red blooms throughout the warmer months.

Tuberous Begonia Companion Plants: Coleus, LobeliaLobularia

Attribute name Attribute value
Plant Needs
Sunlight 2-5 hours
Overwinter Zones 9, 10, 11
Watering Needs Water when the top 1 inch of soil is dry
Soil Properties Well-drained
Fertilizer Every other week
Attribute name Attribute value
Plant Characteristics
Height Category Medium
Mature Spread 10-12 inches
Habit Mounded
Flower Color Red
Foliage Color Green
Features Cut Flower
Garden Styles Container Garden, Cottage Garden, English Garden, Houseplant
Plant Used for Aesthetic Appeal, Borders and Edging, Filler
Pet Friendly No
Plant Type Hybrid

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Santa Cruz™ Tuberous Begonia

it's strong and health, but no flower in the mean time. I will wait for the bloom.

From Man keung | July 13, 2023


Arrived healthy with flowers

From JANELLE | September 14, 2022

The Santa Cruz Sunset Begonia

Carefully packed and a superb specimen !! Great price and thanks so much !

From Florence | April 28, 2022


I received tuberous begonias that were actual plants. Every other place offers the plant, but you get only the tuber. I was surprised and very pleased with this purchase. I shall return. Thank you

From Barbara | June 12, 2021

Love this Begonia

I never thought I would like Begonias, absolutely love these Santa Cruz. Begonia.3rd or 4th year I have purchased this exact plants, I can't imagine my yard without them!

From Patti | July 13, 2020

Great plants!

Plants arrived fresh & healthy! I order all my plants from GrowJoy and am very happy. Highly recommend.

From anonymous | May 08, 2020

Long lasting, healthy, beautiful

I had the original scarlet/orange and the white one.I let them go dry and kept them in their pots in my attached garage in zone 6. Year after year-(4 or 5) they survived and increased. I should have changed their soil but I didn't, all tho I fertilized them several times each summer. When it warmed up in spring, I brought them out and started watering them a little , and after a week or two, the shoots started coming up. No troubles, except for a huge toad.. When I watered one, the toad scrambled to the surface and gave me a start!

From anonymous | April 26, 2020

waiting for it to bloom

it has settled in happily in a new and larger pot on my back deck and i think it will bloom soon.

From janet | April 24, 2020

Beautiful and Robust Plant

I fell in love with Santa Cruz begonias, but could not find them locally. I found the Santa Cruz at GrowJoy at a reasonable price. Ordering online was easy. The biggest surprise was how big and healthy the plant was when delivered. I immediately re potted the plant and watered it. It never wilted and continues to thrive and bloom. My only regret is that I did not know about GrowJoy sooner! Highly recommend.

From rebecca | June 13, 2019

Great Service and Products

It has been a joy to deal with this company. My plants have always been reasonably priced, shipped promptly, and arrived healthy. To also receive free shipping means I'll always come back. Thanks

From Mark | May 09, 2019

Unusual Beauty

Plant arrived in good condition on schedule. Excellent customer service.

From Johnnie | April 23, 2019

Santa Cruz Sunset Begonia

I live in Iowa and cut mine back and let it dry out in the basement over the winter. Come spring, we bring it up and put it out and start to water it and it grows bigger every year. It gets huge.

From anonymous | July 13, 2017

Santa Cruz Sunset Begonia Plant

The plants were large and packed very well! I am very pleased with everything and can't wait for it to begin blooming!

From Robert | May 27, 2016


These starts were so big that I think they will outgrow the container I put them in. Wonderful!

From Tinga | May 24, 2016

Sunset Begonia

Love this Santa Cruz Sunset Begonia, grew well in partial sun.

From sherry | January 31, 2016

Super Santa Cruz Sunset Begonia

Great plant. Holds up well in a windy dry climate. Does very well in full sunlight at 3500 ft elevation. Bounces back quickly after mild hail or wind damage. Can be grown from seed but need to start in November to be ready for spring. Tolerates mild frost damage in spring. Never stops blooming until frosted down. Harvest tuber and grow a bigger plant next year.

From anonymous | January 31, 2016


Love the Santa Cruz Sunset Begonia plant, first year that I have had them, next year I'm going to buy some plugs to raise my self.

From melissa | July 16, 2015

best plant ever

If you want color all season, the Santa Cruz Sunset Begonia is the plant for you great color, easy to care for, looks great all season

From Pat | June 20, 2015