Here are two types of begonias: the common and easy-to-grow wax begonia is in the turtle planter and the beast in the clay pot is called a Dragon Wing begonia. Click the thumbnail to see the stretched-out heart shaped leaves and the big blossoms that hang down.
The thing is like a begonia on steroids. I just stuck it in a pot, watered it and let it go. It's very heat-tolerant and always covered in blossoms. It also makes a big mess when those flowers drop off, and since there are so many flowers on it they are always dropping off.
Poor little turtle planter. Standing outside through 6 summers and winters has had a bad effect on the finish. Cracks have cracked and flakes have flaked. He might be good for one or two more years, but he's not the boy he used to be. And while we're on the subject, let's say that you were in a restaurant and the waiter offered you the "world's best fish soup". Would you expect to to be served a soup that was made with fish? Don't be naive!