Please help identify this plant

I live in Orlando, FL and received this plant that someone didn't want. Any advice on what it is would be appreciated. Thank you.
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  • Maria Fuentes Maria Fuentes on Nov 28, 2015
    This plant is a kind of begonia, usually grows well in central America.
  • Absolwindows Absolwindows on Nov 28, 2015
    looks like an elephant eared Begonia. I have one I have had for 20 years (house plant)
  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Nov 28, 2015
    It is a variety of begonia .however I cannot pinpoint the variety.Begonias do best in shade and like to dry out in between watering.
  • Vivian Vivian on Nov 28, 2015
    It is a type of Rex Begonia.
  • Toni Toni on Nov 28, 2015
  • Vonnie W Vonnie W on Nov 29, 2015
    Thank you all!
  • Lee Govan Lee Govan on Nov 29, 2015
    this is a begonia rex, it will flower, either pale pink, lemon or white. It doesn't like wet feet, so only water once the first 1/2 inch of the top soil has dried out. More an indoor plant and they don't like direct sun, however, they look great planted on shade under trees as long as they are protected from wind. Leaf cuttings can be taken any time of the year where you are. Slit the vein of the leaf with a razor blade and sit it on moist seed raising mix weighted down with a few pebbles. Cover with a clear plastic bag to create humidity, in about a month you will see new plantlets starting, leave them to get established and pot them on.
  • Debra Debra on Nov 29, 2015
    How large is it? If it is not a potted plant, it looks a castor oil plant
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