Pot size (diameter): 12 cm, Approx Height: 30cm.
Supplied in a plastic pot. Photographed in 13 x 12cm Alicante Plant Pot.
Please be aware that these Begonia have delicate leaves which are prone to some damage during transit, but don't worry you can easily propagate any lost leaves to make more plants and have fresh growth in no time.
This unusual and hard to find Begonia has soft velvet leaves which are burgundy in colour with a bold lime green stripe running through the middle. The combination of it's vibrant colours and unique texture make this plant stand out in any collection.
Begonia like to be kept moist and treated to a regular misting. They thrive in high humidity and can end up with crispy leaves without it. I have found this begonia to be more forgiving than others, I allow the top of my soil to be touch dry before thoroughly watering my plant.
You can increase the humidity around a plant by placing a tray full of pebbles underneath your plant pot and filling it with water, so that it isn’t touching the bottom of the plant pot. The water will slowly evaporate and create humidity for your plant. You could also buy a humidifier.
Alternatively, keep in your bathroom near a window and the steam from your morning shower will keep the humidity levels high enough for your begonia to thrive.
Light: Use a filtered/indirect light to ensure your plant keeps its gorgeous bold colours.
Water: Keep soil moist but do not let it sit in water.
Food: Feed monthly during the growing season.
Humidity: These plants need a high humidity to keep the leaves from crisping and to promote growth. Use the pebble tray method or mist but ideally place close by to a humidifier.