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Begonia oxyanthera (syn B. jussiaeicarpa)

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Begonia oxyanthera (syn B. jussiaeicarpa)

Begonia oxyanthera is an endangered species from the tropical moist forests of Cameroon and Equatorial Guinea and may also be found in Nigeria. It has thin, purple-red stems which can be several metres long. Pointed leaves growing alternately on each side of the stem are fairly fragile. The plant’s white flowers grow from the stem just below the leaf. Begonia oxyanthera comes into its own in a hanging pot or basket.

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Begonia oxyanthera
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Begonia oxyanthera Begonia oxyanthera
Plant type
foliage plant
Place
indoor
Light
no direct sun
Light
semi sun
Watering
normal
Properties
non-edible

Product info

Begonia oxyanthera is a creeping begonia found in tropical lowland forests and humid montane forests of certain African countries. It produces numerous thin, red stems that can be several metres long. Begonia oxyanthera has almond-shaped leaves that taper to a point. Both male and female flowers grow from the stem just below the leaf. The flowers are pinkish white and have eye-catching yellow stamens or pistils.

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
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 oxyanthera requires little attention. It needs plenty of light but strong sunlight will dry it out. It needs an ambient temperature exceeding 10⁰C and under 30⁰C. The best temperature to encourage healthy growth is between 22 and 25⁰C. Humidity needs to be 70% during the daytime and 90% at night. Always allow the potting compound to dry out before watering again. If the level of humidity in the room is low, place the pot in a dish containing water. Add liquid fertiliser every two weeks to feed an actively growing plant. A mixture of peat and perlite creates the kind of growing medium the plant requires. Go to “Plant accessories” for details of this and other potting mixtures. It is advisable to train the relatively fragile stems or allow them to trail from a hanging pot or basket.

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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