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Begonia itatiaiensis

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Begonia itatiaiensis
In the wild, Begonia itatiaiensis is found in Brazil. Its leaves are remarkable: an even green on the upper surface and bright pinkish red underneath. The flowers are white and protrude above the leaves on long stalks. This begonia is ideal for anyone wishing to add a touch of colour to their terrarium or living room.
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Begonia itatiaiensis
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Begonia itatiaiensis Begonia itatiaiensis Begonia itatiaiensis
Plant type
foliage plant
Plant type
terrarium
Place
indoor
Light
no direct sun
Light
semi sun
Watering
normal
Properties
non-edible

Product info

Begonia itatiaiensis grows to a height of 25centimetres. It comes originally from the coast of Brazil where the climate is temperate. It has fairly large leaves - remarkably similar to the leaves of a water lily - with a marked contrast between the colour of the upper surface and that of the underside. The white flowers are each 2 centimetres wide and grow in clusters above the leaves.
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 itatiaiensis is easy to care for in a terrarium. It needs plenty of light but should not be exposed to direct sunlight. The temperature should be no lower than 10⁰C or higher than 30⁰C. In order to imitate natural conditions, humidity should be around 70% during the day and slightly higher at night. The growing medium must be kept moist at all times. Placing moss around the base of the plant will help. Fertilising once or twice a month with plant food will promote growth. Good air circulation around the plant will prevent infection and disease. A mixture of bark, sand and sliced leaves makes a good growing medium. Go to “Plant accessories” for more information about these and other relevant products. The plant can be pruned whenever growth looks excessive.
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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