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Begonia blancii

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Specifications
Begonia blancii
Begonia blancii is a newly recorded species, endemic to the Philippine island of Palawan. It has spoon-shaped leaves with a structure somewhat resembling leather. They range from dark green to black and may also have dark patches. Begonia blancii has whitish pink flowers that stick out above its leaves on red flower stems. It is a terrarium species par excellence.
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Begonia blancii
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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

Discovered in 2011 by Patricke Blanc, Begonia blancii seems to occur in different in a variety of forms. One has black leaves, another green leaves and a third has green leaves with black patches. Like other species of begonia, Begonia blancii has male and female flowers on the same plant. The stamens and pistils are a highly distinctive because of their large size and yellow colour.
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 blancii requires relatively little in order to grow successfully. It is best cultivated in a terrarium in partial shade away from direct sunlight. The ideal temperature is between 22⁰C and 27⁰C but must never drop below 12⁰C. The growing medium must not be allowed to dry out between waterings so give it lukewarm water as and when necessary. Humidity needs to be between 60% and 80% during the daytime and 90% at night. Begonia blancii can be given a small amount of plant food once or twice a month. The best potting mix is one that combines peat and perlite which you can look up and buy in the section entitled “Plant accessories” in addition to many other essential items for your plant collection.
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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