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Begonia dracopelta

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Begonia dracopelta
Begonia dracopelta is a wild, tropical plant from the begonia family. The bubbly leaves are light green with a particular pattern of darker spots. Mature plants could produce light pink flowers. This species is grown in terraria or greenhouses.
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Begonia dracopelta
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Begonia dracopelta
Plant type
foliage plant
Place
indoor
Light
semi sun
Light
artificial lighting
Watering
normal
Properties
non-edible

Product info

Begonia dracopelta is a rare tropical plant originating from West Kalimantan, Indonesia. This plant is characterized by its sideways stalked, droplet shaped leaves as with most begonia species. The base coloration of the leaves is light green. All over the leaves, in between the veins, a darker pattern of spots could be distinguished. The structure of the leaves is rutted. When the leaves are developing, they show a burgundy to red color. When mature, the plant produces light pink flowers with a yellow center, that are either male or female. Propagation is easiest by taking cutting of larger stems. When both sexes of flowers are present, it could be propagated by seed as well.
Height:
6 cm
6 cm
Width:
5 cm
5 cm
Flower colour:
Violet
violet
Flower period:
All year
all year
Product type:
Plant
plant
Plant type:
Foliage plant
foliage plant
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 dracopelta grows naturally in shaded spots on tropical forest floors. This species requires constant temperatures between 16 and 25 degrees Celsius. Humidity should be as high as possible; growing this species in a terraria or greenhouse is advised. Also allow for ample ventilation. Begonia dracopelta does not demand much light, artificial lighting or a shaded spot suffices. Place this plant in a humus rich soil that could retain water. It is important not to let the soil dry out completely, water this plant frequently but prevent the soil from becoming soggy. Fertilize this species with standard plant nutrients for green plants, 1/4 the recommended dose on a monthly basis.
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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