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Begonia dregei

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Begonia dregei
This rare variety takes its name from, J.F. Drège (1794-1881), a German horticulturist and plant collector who discovered it in South Africa near the Cape of Good Hope. Begonia dregei has a swollen stem base known as a caudex from which it produces leaf stalks and reddish green leaves. It is easy to cultivate and produces white blooms with bright yellow stamens or pistils.
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Begonia dregei
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Plant type
foliage plant
Plant type
terrarium
Place
indoor
Light
no direct sun
Light
semi sun
Watering
normal
Properties
non-edible

Product info

The leaves of Begonia dregei are lightly serated and green on top and red underneath. They have two large and two small tepals together with a cluster of stamens or a curled pistil at the centre, both of which are bright yellow. Begonia dregei is found exclusively in South Africa. It reaches a height of roughly 30 centimetres.
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

Coming from a relatively temperate climate, Begonia dregei requires a cool to warm terrarium and a reasonably humid atmosphere. The temperature should be around 22⁰C but never less than 10⁰C or more than 30⁰C. Humidity needs to be 60% during the daytime and 80% at night. The potting mixture must not be allowed to dry out. A dish placed under the pot containing a modicum of water will help. Sphagnum moss round the base of the plant will also keep the growing medium moist. The best potting compound consists of a mixture of peat and perlite. See the section entitled ‘Plant accessories’ for more information. Begonia dregei can be fertilised twice a month with plant food and can be pruned if it becomes bigger than originally intended.
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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