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Begonia papaya

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Begonia papaya

Begonia partita '=B. dregei var. Partita' is a special kind of Begonia with a pretty leaf. This Begonia can survive short spans of time without water due to its thickened trunk or caudex. In the Begonia partita it functions as a storage for water. This exotic plant does well in a terrarium or as a house plant.

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Price: € 8.07
Begonia papaya
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Begonia papaya Begonia papaya
Plant type
foliage plant
Place
indoor
Light
no direct sun
Light
semi sun
Watering
normal
Properties
non-edible

Product info

Begonia sutherlandii originates in Africa 'Tanzania, Zimbabwe and South Africa' where the species grows epiphytically in trees. This plant is a reasonably hardy Begonia which can withstand light frost. It is a tuberous begonia.

Height:
15 cm
15 cm
Width:
22 cm
22 cm
Flower colour:
Purple
purple
Flower period:
All year
all year
Product type:
Plant
plant
Plant type:
Foliage plant
foliage plant
Growth habit:
Normal
normal
Properties:
Non-edible
non-edible
Growth rate:
Normal
normal
Araflora info:
Mini
mini
Araflora info:
New
new
Natural habitat:
Central America
Central America
Altitude range:
500-1000 m
500-1000 m
 

Plant care

Place the Begonia sutherlandii in a hanging basket, planter or in solid ground in a shaded but warm spot. When the plant is placed inside - which is advisable during 'Harsh' frost - keep the soil slightly moist and put the plant in partial shade.

Care:
Easy
easy
Place:
Indoor
indoor
Light:
No direct sun
no direct sun
Light:
Semi sun
semi sun
Watering:
Normal
normal
Watering tips:
Not standing in water
not standing in water
Water spraying:
Water spraying
water spraying
Air humidity at day:
60-80%
60-80%
Air humidity at night:
80-100%
80-100%
Day temperature:
10-30 °C
10-30 °C
Night temperature:
12-18 °C
12-18 °C
Temperature max:
30 °C
30 °C
Temperature min:
10 °C
10 °C
Temperature:
< 15 °C
< 15  °C
Fertilize:
Little
little
Soil ph:
<5-7>
<5-7>
Soil type:
Peat mix
peat mix
Repotting:
After 2 years
after 2 years

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