Begonia sizemoreae is one of our favourite Begonias in our Cloud Forest Conservatory. Grown from leaf cuttings by our horticulture team, it can produce gigantic leaves which measure up to 30 cm wide, under ideal growing conditions. The whole plant is covered in unusual thick whiskers-like hairs, most prominently on the young leaves and petioles. The leaf colouration and intensity can vary depending on the growing conditions, but most often each leaf will feature a dark forest green frame highlighted by an interior ring of silvery-green on the upper surface, with an intricate network of veins prominently standing out in lime green against the maroon of the lower leaf surface.
Tender Loving Care Advice for Begonia:
Begonia are generally considered indoor plants and are prized for the interesting varieties of colours and shapes of their leaves. The occasionally colourful flowers of some species/ cultivars can be considered an added bonus. Begonia love high humidity therefore it is best to place them together with other tropical plants in the house. Many are happy under terrarium style conditions.
Light: Prefer bright indoor areas with indirect sunlight.
Water: Begonia love water however they can rot if over watered. To avoid this, allow the plant media to dry out slightly between watering. It is also best to avoid watering on the leaves as they can be easily damaged.
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