BEGONIA MACULATA AMPHIOXUS
One of the rarer begonias, the amphioxus features delicate, elongated leaves, covered in red polka dots with a rich, burgundy border, contrasting with the vibrant green leaves.
The Amphioxus originates from tropical Borneo, in Southeast Asia. It is used to a rainforest environment so high humidity is key, as well as avoiding cold draughts.
These beauties love bright, indirect light.
Begonias don’t like to dry out so keep them on a good watering schedule. They’ll appreciate being slightly moist but never soggy!
Recreate a tropical paradise for this plant by raising the humidity, this will avoid crispy edges!
Toxic to pets
- DECORATIVE POT NOT INCLUDED -
Insight into lighting
North-facing windows: This position will not receive any direct sun during the day. Ideal for Low and Medium Light plants - by the windowsill
East & West facing windows: Provides soft sunlight in the morning or afternoon, respectively. Ideal for plants that need bright, indirect light. Medium and low light plants will be happy a few feet back from these windows.
South-facing windows: Hot sun rays flow through these windows. South facing windowsills are ideal for Cacti and other full-sun tolerant plants. The sun will be too strong for most houseplants so keep them away from the first metre or so of the window in more ambient light
Insight into humidity
The best ways to create humidity:
- Put the plant in the bathroom (if you don’t have a window in there just take your plants I’m to soak up the humidity when you have a shower or bath!)
- Group your plants
- Use a humidifier