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BEGONIA HIMALAYAN U614

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BEGONIA HIMALAYAN (U614)

These attractive and distinctive begonias have amazing silvery, green/brown/red shades with serrated foliage. 

The species is quite new and officially still unidentified (U614 is the assigned number by the American Begonia Society) but discovered in the Himalayan. 

ORIGIN: Himalayas

LIGHT: This plant requires medium to bright indirect light

Bright indirect light is the type of light you will find in an east and west facing window. East facing windows receive very good levels of light as they are the first windows that get rays of sunlight in the mornings. West facing windows receive the late-afternoon sun as the sun goes down. In nature, the type of plant that requires this kind of light grows in areas where large trees shade them. Since the sun in the morning and in the afternoon is not very harsh, an hour or 2 of this kind of light is not harmful at all, your plant will love it!

HUMIDITY: This plant requires high humidity

High humidity levels can be found in the bathroom and kitchen, as there is lots of water evaporating in these areas therefore making the air more moist. If you would like to create higher humidity in your space there are a few ways you can go about it:

  • The best way to increase humidity is by acquiring a humidifier. These will consistently mist the plants for you and this will increase the humidity surrounding your plants. 
  • Put the plants in a closed-off container like a terrarium or a glass globe to cover the plant. By misting this and keeping the plant warm, it creates a humid environment which the plant will love.
  • Putting your houseplants close together allows them to share humidity between each other, however this won’t increase the humidity it will only maintain it. 

If you see your plants struggling during winter with brown edges or something similar, think of these tips or move them temporarily to your bathroom and move them back when the radiators are turned off. 

WATER: when the top soil is dry (20%)

This plant likes to be kept moist, so if you feel the top soil is drying out, you can give this plant a thorough watering. 

You want to water your plants thoroughly as long as they can drain the water. Ideally, place the nursery pot in your sink, give it a thorough watering so it can run through and drain, and after its done dripping, you can place it back in the decorative pot. 

Never let your plants sit in water as this will cause root rot and the plant will die. It’s often safer to under-water your plants, rather than to over water. 

Toxic to pets: Yes this plant is toxic

Pot Size: Ø 14cm / approx 35 cm tall

*Decorative pot not included - Sold separately in store only

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