Angel Wing Begonia, Identification, Care, Poisonous??

Hi Judy,
I got the following plant from a friend, but she does not know the name. I would like to know the name of plant and is this plant poisoneous.
Thank you very much for your help

 

Hi Huong,

Picture helps identify and care for an angel wing begonia
Angel Wing Begonia

 

Your plant is called an Angel Wing Begonia. Angel Wing Begonias produce hanging clusters of flowers in red, white, orange, or pink. The intensity of the color of the flowers and leaves depends upon how much light the plant is getting. Angel Wing Begonias are beautiful, easy- care, flowering plants that brighten your home all year. Angel Wing Begonias are very easy to propagate and make great gifts. These plants are considered poisonousPlants are a great addition to homes and offices, but it’s important to know whether your plants are dangerous to children, pets, or even adults. Some plants contain chemicals such as oxalates, solanine, glycosides, or alkaloid lycorine that may cause vomiting, nausea, diarrhea, swelling and redness of the mouth, throat, and lips, and trouble breathing. Touching parts of certain plants, especially the sap, may cause various skin irritations. The weight and age of the human or pet involved, and the part and amount of plant eaten determine how severe the reaction to the toxins will be. Although plants may be listed as non-toxic, they can still cause individual allergic reactions. If there is any question after a houseplant has been ingested or touched, immediately call the Poison Control Center 1-800-222-1222.  More poisonous houseplant information and pictures of common plants that are dangerous to children and pets can be found in my book Don’t Feed Me to Your Cat: A Guide to Poisonous Houseplants and should be kept away from pets and children. Read more about common houseplants that are poisonousPlants are a great addition to homes and offices, but it’s important to know whether your plants are dangerous to children, pets, or even adults. Some plants contain chemicals such as oxalates, solanine, glycosides, or alkaloid lycorine that may cause vomiting, nausea, diarrhea, swelling and redness of the mouth, throat, and lips, and trouble breathing. Touching parts of certain plants, especially the sap, may cause various skin irritations. The weight and age of the human or pet involved, and the part and amount of plant eaten determine how severe the reaction to the toxins will be. Although plants may be listed as non-toxic, they can still cause individual allergic reactions. If there is any question after a houseplant has been ingested or touched, immediately call the Poison Control Center 1-800-222-1222.  More poisonous houseplant information and pictures of common plants that are dangerous to children and pets can be found in my book Don’t Feed Me to Your Cat: A Guide to Poisonous Houseplants in my book Don’t Feed Me To Your Cat! A Guide to poisonous houseplantsIn her new book, Don’t Feed Me to Your Cat!, plant care professional Judy Feldstein shares information about twenty-five common houseplants, each with various levels of toxicity, and the possible consequences if your pet or child snacks on them..

Here’s a picture of an Angel Wing Begonia in bloom.

Learn to identify, grow, and care for an Angel Wing Begonia
Angel Wing begonia

You can read all my care tips for growing an Angel Wing begonia  in the Popular Houseplant section of the website.

https://www.houseplant411.com/houseplant/angel-wing-begonia-how-to-grow-care