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Begonia x erythrophylla

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Begonia x erythrophylla
Begonias are one of the most popular plant species for the living room or terrarium. It is therefore not surprising that numerous crosses have been created over time. Begonia x erythrophylla (Beefsteak Begonia) is one of the oldest. The species is known for its leathery leaves and long hair on the leaves and stems. Furthermore the underside of the leaves of Begonia x erythrophylla is burgundy red.
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Begonia x erythrophylla
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Begonia x erythrophylla Begonia x erythrophylla Begonia x erythrophylla Begonia x erythrophylla Begonia x erythrophylla
Plant type
flowering plant
Plant type
terrarium
Place
indoor
Adult width:
30 cm
Light
semi sun
Light
artificial lighting
Watering
normal
Properties
non-edible

Product info

Begonia x erythrophylla is also referred to as the "beefsteak begonia". The plant owes this name to its very strong, thick leaves. These have a dark green shiny color at the top. At the bottom, this is a red beef-like color. Begonia x erythrophylla has, an other special feature, remarkably long hairs on all places except the top of the leaf. The begonia grows to about 30cm. White-pink flowers protrude above the foliage during flowering.
Height:
18 cm
18 cm
Width:
10 cm
10 cm
Adult height:
>50
>50
Adult width:
30 cm
30 cm
Flower colour:
Violet
violet
Flower period:
All year
all year
Product type:
Plant
plant
Plant type:
Flowering plant
flowering plant
Plant type:
Terrarium
terrarium
Growth habit:
Normal
normal
Properties:
Non-edible
non-edible
Growth rate:
Normal
normal
Araflora info:
Mini
mini
Araflora info:
New
new
Natural habitat:
Central America
Central America
Altitude range:
0-1500 m
0-1500 m

Plant care

Begonia x erythrophylla is an easy to care for variety. The plant can be kept in a terrarium as well as in the living room. However, this must be a place in the shade or partial shade. Too bright of light, such as direct sunlight, can cause the plant to lose its leaves. Begonia x erythrophylla is quite resistant to low temperatures down to 10⁰C, but is best kept at a temperature of 20-25⁰C. The soil should be allowed to dry slightly between watering to prevent root rot. High humidity is not essential for this species, 60% is enough. You can give a small amount of plant food once or twice a month to promote growth. A mix of peat with perlite is the best substrate for Begonia x erythrophylla. You can purchase these in our "plant supplies" section, along with many other useful growing supplies. It is possible to prune this begonia.
Care:
Easy
easy
Place:
Indoor
indoor
Light:
Semi sun
semi sun
Watering:
Normal
normal
Watering tips:
Watering from above
watering from above
Light:
Artificial lighting
artificial lighting
Air humidity at day:
60-80%
60-80%
Air humidity at night:
60-80%
60-80%
Day temperature:
10-30 °C
10-30 °C
Night temperature:
12-18 °C
12-18 °C
Temperature max:
30 °C
30 °C
Temperature min:
15 °C
15 °C
Temperature:
< 15 °C
< 15  °C
Fertilize:
None
none
Artificial light height:
20-40 cm
20-40 cm
Soil ph:
<5-7>
<5-7>
Soil type:
Peat mix
peat mix
Repotting:
After 2 years
after 2 years

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