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Begonia komoensis

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Begonia komoensis

ust like many other species, this begonia comes from western Africa where there is a tropical climate. Begonia komoensis is an epiphytic species, which means that it grows on other plants and trees. The species has firm long leaves that bear a deep green color. The stem of Begonia komoensis turns red in many cases. Several red flowers come from this stem.

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Begonia komoensis
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Plant type
flowering plant
Plant type
terrarium
Place
indoor
Light
semi sun
Light
artificial lighting
Watering
normal
Properties
non-edible

Product info

Begonia komoensis is found in the West African countries Gabon and Equatorial Guinea. The species can grow up to two meters and seeks support from other trees and plants. This is done by means of a solid red stalk. Leaves that are symmetrical grow on this stem. This makes it different from many other begonias. Begonia komoensis has four red petals that in many cases have a beautifully contrasting white border. A bundle of striking yellow stamens can be seen in the center of the male flowers. With the female flowers this is a crown-shaped stigma

Height:
16 cm
16 cm
Width:
8 cm
8 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 komoensis needs an average amount of light to grow well and is ideal for a terrrarium with a temperate climate. Make sure that the plant is not in direct sunlight. The plant needs a temperature of above 10⁰C and below 30⁰C. Ideally, however, it is between 20-25⁰C. A humidity of around 70% during the day and about 80% at night is sufficient. Allow the soil to dry slightly before watering again. Good air circulation in a terrarium helps to prevent diseases and infections. It is recommended to use a mix of peat and perlite as the substrate. We offer several of these mixes in our "plant accessories" section. It is wise to guide the somewhat fragile stems or to let them hang from a raised pot. You can safely prune the stems if they become too long. Give Begonia komoensis a small amount of plant food once or twice a month if you think it is necessary.

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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