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Begonia deliciosa

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Begonia deliciosa
The leaves of Begonia deliciosa resemble those of a grapevine. Perhaps it best compares with a variety of champagne because of its cleft dark leaves generously speckled with silver and bright crimson undersides. This is a tropical species, found in the wild on the Indonesian island of Borneo. It will therefore flourish in a warm and humid terrarium where it will produce numerous long-lasting pink flowers..
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Begonia deliciosa
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Begonia deliciosa Begonia deliciosa Begonia deliciosa Begonia deliciosa flower
Plant type
foliage plant
Plant type
terrarium
Place
indoor
Light
no direct sun
Light
semi sun
Watering
normal
Properties
non-edible

Product info

Begonia deliciosa is a shrub begonia. It has large, dark-green leaves speckled with silver spots that become more pronounced as the plant ages. The undersides of the leaves are a remarkable reddish orange colour that almost seems to give off light. Stems protruding between the leaves bear numerous fragrant pink flowers, usually around springtime. Begonia deliciosa produces both male and female flowers. In emergencies such as wartime, it has been eaten as food but under normal circumstances this is not advisable as it is extremely bitter.
Height:
12 cm
12 cm
Width:
6 cm
6 cm
Flower colour:
White
white
Flower period:
All year
all year
Product type:
Plant
plant
Plant type:
Foliage plant
foliage plant
Plant type:
Terrarium
terrarium
Growth habit:
Normal
normal
Properties:
Non-edible
non-edible
Growth rate:
Fast
fast
Araflora info:
Mini
mini
Araflora info:
Discount
discount
Altitude range:
500-1000 m
500-1000 m
 

Plant care

Begonia deliciosa comes originally from the tropics so to be at its best it needs a warm and humid environment. It requires plenty of light but should be kept away from very bright strong light which causes it to dry out. The best temperature is around 25⁰C, certainly no lower than 10⁰C or higher than 32⁰C. Humidity needs to be 75% during the daytime and 95% at night. A terrarium is ideal to meet all of these requirements. The growing medium must not be allowed to dry out. A dish placed under the pot with a quantity of water or sphagnum moss around the base of the plant will help keep the potting medium moist. The best growing medium consists of peat mixed with perlite. Go to “Plant accessories” for more information and one-stop shopping. Plant fertiliser may be added to the water twice a month. If Begonia deliciosa becomes too big it can be pruned.
Care:
Very easy
very easy
Place:
Indoor
indoor
Light:
No direct sun
no direct sun
Light:
Semi sun
semi sun
Watering:
Normal
normal
Watering tips:
Standing in water
standing in water
Protection:
Protect against rainfall
protect against rainfall
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:
Medium
medium
Soil ph:
<5-7>
<5-7>
Soil type:
Peat mix
peat mix
Repotting:
After 2 years
after 2 years

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