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Begonia vankerckhovenii

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Begonia vankerckhovenii

Begonia vankerckhovenii is a miniature variety from tropical Africa, ideal for anyone wishing to add a slightly exotic touch to a small terrarium. It has lightly serated green leaves with attractive red or sometimes dark purple edging. Flower stems bearing several blooms protrude from its rosette of leaves. The flowers are yellow with a reddish orange tinge towards the centre.

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Begonia vankerckhovenii
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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

This begonia with a Dutch name is one of the smaller begonias. It is an ideal way to fill a bare spot in a terrarium with its profusion of yellow flowers. The flowers turn a reddish orange towards the centre where they have a cluster of yellow stamens and a yellow pistil. Red stems make an attractive contrast with the rest of the plant.

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 vankerckhovenii grows best in a terrarium, where it is easy to cultivate. It needs plenty of light but the light must not be too harsh. The best temperature is around 24⁰C. It must not be lower than 15⁰C or higher than 30⁰C. A high level of humidity is essential, meaning 80% during the daytime and 95% at night The growing medium must not be allowed to dry out. Moss around the base of the plant is one way of preventing this. The best kind of growing medium is a mixture of peat with another fibrous or hard material such as perlite or coir (coconut fibre). See “Plant accessories” for more information about these and other useful products. Begonia scutifolia can be pruned as required.

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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