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Begonia gehrtii

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Begonia gehrtii
This shrub begonia from Brazil has highly unusual leaves that look as if they have just been polished. They have a bumpy surface and a cobweb pattern of veins resembling a bird’s eye view of a mountain range. The light green veins are the valleys running between the mountains. The plant’s white flowers also have a special feature in the form of spiral-shaped pistils. Begonia gehrtii does not need much maintenance in order to grow successfully.
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Begonia gehrtii
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Begonia gehrtii Begonia gehrtii Begonia gehrtii
Plant type
foliage plant
Plant type
terrarium
Place
indoor
Light
no direct sun
Light
semi sun
Watering
normal
Properties
non-edible

Product info

Begonia gehrtii will never be very big but its compact shape more than compensates for its modest size. Its beautiful shining leaves with deep veins are a veritable visual feast. Begonia gehrtii produces numerous flowers that grow in clusters on stems protruding above or along the leaves. The male flowers have large, bright yellow pistils in the shape of a spiral.
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 gehrtii is quite easy to grow, either in a terrarium or as a potted houseplant. It must always have plenty of light but it will lose its leaves if exposed to strong light such as direct sunlight. Begonia gehrtii can withstand temperatures as low as 10⁰C, but is best kept at between 20 and 25⁰C. The potting compound must remain moist between waterings and must not be allowed to dry out. A high level of humidity is not essential – 60% is perfectly acceptable. It can be fertilised once or twice a month with a small amount of plant food in order to promote growth. A peat-based mixture with perlite is the best kind of growing medium. Go to “plant accessories” for more information about this and other useful products. Begonia gehrtii can be pruned if it becomes too big.
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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