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Begonia moysesii

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Begonia moysesii
Strange as it may sound, the leaves of Begonia moyesii (or crinkle-leaf begonia) bear a definite resemblance to the human brain. The leaf lobes have deep indentations that attract attention because they are red. Begonia moyesii is easy to grow so will not prove too taxing for anyone’s grey cells. It produces pretty white flowers on short flower stems that will brighten up any terrarium.
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Begonia moysesii
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Begonia moysesii Begonia moysesii
Plant type
foliage plant
Plant type
terrarium
Place
indoor
Light
no direct sun
Light
semi sun
Watering
normal
Properties
non-edible

Product info

Begonia moyesii has beautiful dark green shiny leaves that resemble those of a savoy cabbage. They have red veins and chestnut brown undersides. Begonia moyesii tends to develop into a shrub roughly 50 centimetres tall. Its flowers have five tepals and a cluster of striking yellow stamens or pistils in the centre.
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 moyesii is best kept in a terrarium but it can also be cultivated as a house plant, provided the temperature is around 22⁰C with 70% humidity. It needs shade or partial shade and good air circulation to prevent it being affected by pests and disease. The temperature should never be lower than 10⁰C or higher than 30⁰C. The growing medium must not be allowed to dry out. Moss around the base is a good way of retaining moisture. A mixture of peat and perlite will ensure that water is retained but will still ensure good drainage. Make sure the soil does not dry out. You can add potting compound to your plant order in the section entitled “Plant accessories”” Fertilising twice a month will help the plant grow more quickly but if Begonia moyesii seems to be growing excessively, it can be pruned.
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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