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Begonia 'Black velvet'

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Begonia 'Black velvet'

The leaves of many begonias are extremely distinctive, none more so than those of Begonia ‘Black velvet’. Their hair-covered surface looks like suede. Black in colour with ruffled edges and a green centre, this unique combination looks almost hypnotic. The pale pink flowers with dark pink spots are equally distinctive. This plant can be grown in a terrarium or as a houseplant in a pot.

Quantity:
Price: € 23.98
Begonia 'Black Velvet'
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Plant type
foliage plant
Plant type
terrarium
Place
indoor
Light
no direct sun
Light
semi sun
Watering
normal
Properties
non-edible

Product info

Begonia ‘Black velvet’ has been specially developed for its black leaves. They are attached to their stems in the middle, from where apple green veins radiate in a star-like pattern. The plant can reach a height of 50cm but is easy to keep smaller if necessary. The flowers – white and pale pink with red blotches - are equally dramatic. The stamens and pistils are exceptionally curly and bright yellow in colour.

Height:
14 cm
14 cm
Width:
12 cm
12 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 ‘Black velvet’ does not take up much time. It is best cultivated in half shade. Room temperature is sufficient but a slightly higher temperature of 22⁰C is best. The temperature must never be lower than 10⁰C or higher than 30⁰C. A high level of humidity of around 70% is needed to prevent the plant from drying out. If necessary, the pot can be placed in a dish with a small amount of water. Sphagnum moss around the base of the plant will also help keep the growing medium moist. If the plant is grown in a terrarium, it is advisable to create good air circulation in order to minimise the threat of infection and disease. A mixture of peat and perlite forms an ideal growing medium. For details of this and other essentials, consult the section entitled Plant accessories’. If the plant becomes too big, simply prune it. It can be fertilised once or twice a month.

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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