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Enter Our Winter Houseplant Giveaway!

Some of the best plants for the Southwest come from hybridizers in South Africa and Australia. Begonia ‘Alice Faye’ is no exception. And two of our followers will win one of the gorgeous plants from Steve’s Leaves of Dallas!

begonia leaves and pink flowers
These delicate begonia flowers can brighten your home or patio.

Hybridized by Lyla Kirkpatrick of Perth, Australia, this cane-like begonia hybrid has been noted for holding its flowers similarly to a hydrangea.

You can grow Alice Faye outdoors when temperatures are between 50 and 95 degrees F. Be sure to bring it in before frost and protect it with shade when daytime highs are over 95.

Even the round, dark leaves of Alice Faye can add interest to plant groupings.

Let your begonia dry slightly between waterings and it should thrive and grow to 15 or 20 inches tall. Learn more about this gorgeous plant from the Steve’s Leaves catalog.

Here’s all you have to do to enter for one of two chances of winning an Alice Faye in a 4-inch pot:

  1. Subscribe to our email list (see below)  by November 24 using a valid email address; that’s how we’ll contact the winner. Already subscribed? That counts, too!
  2. Leave a comment on this blog post by November 24. Mention why you would love to win one of the Alice Faye begonias, or just why you love growing houseplants!

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Any subscriber to Southwest Gardening Blog who lives in the continental U.S. is eligible. We’ll randomly draw a winner from among those who subscribe and comment with a valid email address. Two winners will receive one 4-inch potted begonia directly from Steve’s Leaves. We’ll contact the winner for shipping information and announce the winner’s name on this blog by November 30. No purchase necessary.

The begonia giveaway is sponsored by Southwest Gardening, LLC, of Ft. Worth, Texas, and Steve’s Leaves of Dallas, Texas. 

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4 comments on “Enter Our Winter Houseplant Giveaway!

  1. Margie Saulsbury

    The begonia would really be nice in my garden.

  2. Teresa Shovary

    Really pretty! I’m starting a window garden and this would be lovely there.

  3. heather l glenn

    houseplants bring such a sense of life and color to a room! one of my co-workers has a begonia in his office similar to the alice faye featured in this article…’s HUGE and so fairy-like! i’d love to add it to my more than 20 plants in my home! thanks for the growing tips, sw gardening!

  4. Sharon

    What a lovely begonia. I was afraid to try begonias here in Phoenix, but this little lady sounds as tough as she is pretty! I would love to welcome Alice Faye to my home.

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