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copy of Begonia Ferox - M
Have you ever seen an oddball like this one?! This Begonia is covered in fiery black cones, almost looking like teeth... even though they feel good to touch! Hard to believe it isn't more popular in the houseplants world, making it quite difficult to come accross in your regular shops.
- Can handle moderate brightness
- High need in humidity
- Appreciates a little care
Origin : Guangxi region, China.
Personality : Likes a little attention.
Earmark : The LEAVES, of course the leaves. My goodness.
Say something smart : This fiery Begonia has been discovered in Guangxi region (China), growing on evergreen forest floor and limestone rocks, which is actually the ideal environment to reproduce for it, if you're up to the challenge. Discovered in 2001, officially described and published in 2003, this species of Begonia can be considered as quite recently discovered (as the first ones were discovered in the 17th century!).
A planter usually looks nice, but we recommend not to plant your new baby directly in one.
Leave it in its current pot until Spring, then ideally transfer it into a terracota pot with little drain holes when it looks cramped.
Finding its place
Brightness : Good level of brightness, but no direct sun. It is even able to survive some time in a low brightness environment.
Avoid letting it feel draughts near the windows and take it away from heating sources.
Humidity : 60 % or more.
Tip : Spray its leaves with water (ideally rain-water) once a week.
Tip 2 : Place some wet clay pebbles under the pot, so they keep diffusing humidity.
Temperature : Min : 15°C | Max : 28°C |Ideal : 20-21°C
Watering (purely indicative, depends on your local environment): once a week in Spring/Summer, and once every 10 days in Autumn and Winter.
Tip : Put your knuckle in the ground. If it feels totally dry, add some water to keep the soil wet (but not soaking it).
Fertilizer : Once every month, from May to October