The sweet begonia (Begonia odorata) belongs to Begoniaceae (the Begonia family). It is an evergreen perennial herb that is native to the islands of the Caribbean. This herb grows in the wet mountain forests and in the sunny, drier regions along roadside, and grows to about 75 cm in height. It is a cane-type, fibrous-rooted begonia. The stems are fleshy but partially wooded at the base of mature stems. The upper portions have prominent bamboo-like joints. The leaves are glossy, dark green, and lopsided ovate with a pointy tips. It flowers year round, but most heavily from fall to late spring. They are pink-tinged or white colored and borne on pendant, asymmetrical cymes.