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Gfp Begonia 'Passing Storm'

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A rhizomatous Begonia which has delightful, fancy colours of greyish veined leaves with a pink sheen, and a long leaf petiole. The leaves change their tone from pink to silver as they age. The small white flowers are insignificant but with its dense foliage, this cultivar makes an outstanding hanging basket plant!

The grey colour in this species becomes more prominent when the plant is placed under bright but diffused sunlight. Plants will appear faded or bleached when the light is too strong. Like most Begonias, it prefers an environment with high humidity.

Light: Place the plant in a well-ventilated area whereby it can receive 4-6 hours of bright (preferably indirect) sunlight daily.

Water: Once a day, water the plants thoroughly till excess water drains out of the pot. Do not allow the potting substrate to dry out completely.

Temperature: : Plant tolerates temperatures from 23-30°C.

Fertilizer: An all-purpose, water-soluble balanced fertilizer that contains an equal amount of nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium (e.g. N-P-K: 15-15-15 +TE) will help to boost the plant's overall health by feeding it every two weeks. Otherwise, a slow-release fertilizer (e.g. Osmocote) can be incorporated into the potting media, and to be replenished after about 2-3 months. Do follow the recommended dosage indicated on the fertilizer’s application instructions.


*Product photo shown is for reference only. Actual product may vary as each individual plant has its own appearance (colours, form and size), and pot colour may differ from photo.