Begonia Brevirimosa

CHF 46.00
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Begonia brevirimosa

Origin:

  • Begonia brevirimosa is native to Papua New Guinea.

Appearance:

  • Leaves: The plant is renowned for its beautiful, large leaves that have a metallic sheen. The leaves are usually dark green or burgundy with striking pink or magenta streaks or spots, making them highly decorative.
  • Size: It can grow quite large for a begonia, with leaves that can reach up to 30 cm in length.

Care:

  • Light: Prefers bright, indirect light. Direct sunlight can scorch the leaves, while too little light can cause the vibrant colors to fade.
  • Water: Likes to be kept evenly moist but not waterlogged. It’s important to allow the top layer of soil to dry out slightly between waterings.
  • Humidity: Thrives in high humidity environments. If the air is too dry, the edges of the leaves may start to brown.
  • Temperature: Prefers temperatures between 15°C and 25°C. It should be protected from cold drafts and sudden temperature drops.
  • Soil: Requires well-draining soil. A mix designed for begonias or a combination of potting soil, perlite, and peat moss works well.
  • Fertilizer: Benefits from regular feeding during the growing season (spring and summer) with a balanced liquid fertilizer diluted to half strength.

Propagation:

  • Typically propagated through leaf cuttings or stem cuttings. Ensure the cuttings are taken from healthy parts of the plant and placed in a moist, well-draining medium.

Uses:

  • Primarily grown for ornamental purposes due to its vibrant and unique foliage. It can be an eye-catching addition to indoor plant collections, terrariums, and shaded garden areas.

Begonia brevirimosa's dramatic appearance and relatively easy care make it a favorite among plant enthusiasts looking for a splash of color and texture in their plant collections.

Plants offered for sale are from own propagation/plant collection; grown organically in the winter garden slowly without fertiliser; not over-fertilised therefore top healthy and robust (100% organic quality before quantity!), very suitable for a half-shady (but still bright) location (no direct sun!), potted in self-mixed permeable organic substrate; repotting only desired in 1-2years; showering the leaves once in a fortnight is very good for the plant; enjoy your new Begonia Brevirimosa!

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