Flowering ornamentals are increasingly becoming popular in the Philippines. And that is the reason why the big seed companies are introducing new varieties.
One new variety of begonia, called Big Begonia, was showcased by East-West Seed at the recent Agrilink trade show at the World Trade Center in Pasay City.This variety has big glossy leaves and the flowers are bigger than most varieties. For people who are business-minded, they can plant the Big Begonia in huge containers for use as decor in high-end establishments. Each full grown plant could fetch a small fortune. And one can propagate the variety and planted in smaller containers for sale in plant shops, targeting those who are looking for more affordable sizes.
At Agrilink, a flowering Big Begonia in a black plastic bag was being sold for P200.