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Begonia peltata

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Specifications
Begonia peltata
This species is known as the ‘fuzzy leaf begonia’ because of the many soft hairs attached to its leaves. The leaves are almost perfectly round with a stem in the middle of each leaf. Flower stems between the leaves each bear a spray of more than ten blooms at any one time. Begonia peltata is ideally suited to a terrarium.
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Begonia peltata
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Begonia peltata Begonia peltata
Plant type
foliage plant
Plant type
terrarium
Place
indoor
Light
no direct sun
Light
semi sun
Watering
normal
Properties
non-edible

Product info

Begonia peltata is endemic to southern Mexico and Honduras where the climate is fairly warm. Stems bearing felt-like leaves covered in hairs can be 50 centimetres long. It produces numerous flowers with two large and two small tepals on long flower stems with a cluster of yellow stamens or a yellow pistil at the heart of each flower.
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 peltata is quite easy to grow. It needs to be kept in partial shade where the temperature is always above 10⁰C but never higher than 30⁰C. Ambient humidity needs to be around 70% during the daytime and 90% at night. The growing medium must be kept moist, for example by placing moss around the base of the plant. Feeding once or twice a month will promote healthy growth. If the plant is grown in a terrarium, good air circulation will help to prevent sickness and disease. Details of the mixture of peat and perlite which form an ideal growing medium along with information about other useful products can be found in ‘Plant Accessories’. If Begonia peltata becomes too big 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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