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Begonia argenteo guttata

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Begonia argenteo guttata

Begonia ‘Argenteo guttata’ is a cultivar, a variety produced by selective breeding. Its attractive leaves have silver markings on a green background. The contrasting underside of the leaves is red like the stems. The red underneath sometimes shines through the leaves so it is visible from above, creating a highly colourful effect. Many begonias have pink or white flowers but those produced by Begonia ‘Argenteo guttata’ are bright red.

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

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The leaves of Begonia ‘Argenteo guttata’ are the same shape as those of stinging nettles, although much more attractive. They look as if they are covered with a sprinkling of snow. The red of the leaves’ underside can sometimes be seen on the upper surface of the leaves. Begonia ‘Argenteo guttata’ can become extremely large for a begonia but can also be kept small for a terrarium. It produces large numbers of flowers with a cluster of yellow stamens or a yellow pistil at 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 ‘Argenteo does not require much maintenance. It needs plenty of light but must be kept away from direct sunlight. The ideal indoor temperature is between 20⁰C and 25 C but must never be lower than 10⁰C or higher than 30⁰C . During the daytime it needs humidity of 70%, rising to 90% at night. The growing medium should never be allowed to dry out completely. In a terrarium it should be misted using a spray if it is in danger of drying out. If Begonia ‘Argenteo is being grown as a houseplant, place the pot in a dish and add water. Feed with fertiliser once every two weeks. Good air circulation in a terrarium will help prevent disease and infection. The best growing medium consists of a peat-based mixture. There are several options to choose from in the section entitled ‘Plant accessories’. Begonia ‘Argenteo guttata’ can be pruned when necessary.

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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