|'Lime Swirl' grows from a creeping rhizome. The foliage is very attractive, featuring medium-sized, smooth, spiral leaves in bright green. The flowers are pale pink and bloom in winter or early spring. This plant enjoys filtered light but can take some sun in winter. Soil should ideally be moist. Begonias grow very well in peat-based compost also. Likes humidity. Hardy. Does not like cold weather. Pinching tips and pruning outer stems in the growing season gives a bushier plant, good for hanging baskets. Remove dead foliage to prevent disease.