• Begonia chlorosticta X negrosensis
  • Begonia chlorosticta X negrosensis
  • Begonia chlorosticta X negrosensis

Begonia chlorosticta X negrosensis

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Plant species: B. chlorosticta X negrosensis

Plant genus: Begonia

Plant family: Begoniaceae

Native plant: B. chlorosticta native to Malaysia, B. negrosensis endemic to the Philippines, Negros Island

Soil drainage: with high water retention, we recommend a substrate mix composed of organic substrate, perlite, vermiculite, sphagnum moss.

!Attention: It is recommended that the substrate be consistently moist but not excessively so, to avoid root necrosis.

Soil pH: acidic

Fertilizers: Begonias generally do not require constant fertilization since the substrate contains organic matter. It is necessary for the fertilizer to be diluted to avoid root burn.

Air humidity: For the correct development of the plant, a high level of air humidity is necessary, ranging between 70% and 80%.

Green Mirrors recommends keeping the plant in optimal conditions to prevent leaf melting. It can be placed in a terrarium, display case, or under a glass dome to avoid fluctuations in temperature and humidity, but it can also acclimatize to a room with humidity over 65%.

Temperature: 18-30 degrees Celsius

Light: indirect to shaded light

Plant height including pot: 15 - 30cm

Begonia chlorosticta X negrosensis is a hybrid between Begonia negrosensis, from which it inherited the pink hues, and Begonia chlorosticta, from which it received the amazing leaf pattern. It is a shrubby Begonia that can reach a height of 40cm, with mature leaves reaching 15cm in length and characterized by the pink dots pattern, contrasting with the dark green of the rest of the leaf. The stem and the underside of the leaves are dark red, male flowers are small and white, while female flowers are larger, bright red.

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