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Begonia Luxurians

Begonia Luxurians


50-60cm Height / 15cm Terracotta Pot


SKU: beg014
    • Begonia Luxurians boasts elongated, palmate leaves that showcase a mesmerizing pattern of asymmetrical lobes. The rich green hue of the leaves exudes vitality, creating a visually captivating display.
    • 50-60cm Height. 
    • 15cm pot.
    • Begonia luxurians, also known as the palm-leaf begonia, is a tropical plant with distinctive palm-like leaves. Proper care is essential to keep it healthy and thriving. Here are some care instructions for Begonia luxurians:

    • Light: Provide bright, indirect light. Avoid direct sunlight, especially during the hottest parts of the day. A location with filtered sunlight or dappled shade is ideal. Too much direct sun can scorch the leaves.

    • Temperature: Keep the plant in a warm and humid environment. Begonia luxurians prefers temperatures between 18°C to 24°C. Avoid exposing the plant to temperatures below 10°C.

    • Humidity: Maintain high humidity levels around the plant. Regular misting or placing a humidity tray nearby can help. Grouping plants together or using a humidifier in the room can create a more humid environment.

    • Watering: Keep the soil consistently moist but not waterlogged. Allow the top inch of soil to dry out before watering again. Water sparingly during the winter months when the plant is not actively growing.

    • Soil: Use a well-draining potting mix with organic matter. A mix formulated for begonias or African violets can work well. Ensure the pot has drainage holes to prevent waterlogging.

    • Fertilization: Feed the plant with a balanced, water-soluble fertilizer every 4-6 weeks during the growing season (spring to early autumn). Reduce or stop fertilizing in the fall and winter when the plant is not actively growing.

    • Pruning: Prune the plant to maintain its shape and remove any leggy or damaged growth. Pinching back the tips can encourage bushier growth.

    • Pests and Diseases: Keep an eye out for pests like aphids, mealybugs, or spider mites. Treat any infestations promptly with insecticidal soap or neem oil. Ensure good air circulation to prevent fungal diseases.

    • Repotting: Repot the begonia when it outgrows its current container, typically every 1-2 years. Use fresh potting mix and inspect the roots for any signs of rot or disease during repotting.

    • Winter Care: During the winter, reduce watering and allow the top layer of soil to dry between waterings. Bring your begonia into a greenhouse or conservatory during winter.

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