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Begonia decora

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Specifications
Begonia decora
This species from Malaysia is known as the 'hairy begonia' for obvious reasons. Begonia decora has large thorny hairs on both its leaves and stems. Between the reddish-green areas with these hairs it has almost fluorescent pale green veins. The flowers of Begonia decora are large and radiant white. If you are looking for a special begonia for your terrarium, you need look no further.
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Begonia decora
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Begonia decora Begonia decora
Plant type
foliage plant
Plant type
terrarium
Place
indoor
Light
no direct sun
Light
semi sun
Watering
normal
Properties
non-edible

Product info

Begonia decora is distinctive because of the many red hairs on its leaves. The broad, bright green veins form a striking contrast with the rest of the leaf. Begonia decora is a tropical species from the rain forests of the Malaysian mainland. It has a cluster of striking stamens or pistils at the centre of its white flowers.
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 decora is easy to cultivate. Like many begonias, it thrives on plenty of light but must not be exposed to direct sunlight. The best temperature for this species is 22⁰C with daytime humidity of around 70% rising to 90% at night. The growing medium must not be allowed to dry out. If necessary place the pot in a dish containing tepid (lukewarm) water. In a terrarium, moss helps to retain moisture. Begonia decora likes needs to be fed with fertiliser 2 or 3 times a month. A peat-based mixture with peat and perlite makes an ideal growing compound. See “Plant accessories” for more details of this and other aids to cultivation. Begonia decora is suitable for pruning.
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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