This variety of Begonia mazae is distinctive and striking, featuring asymmetrical light green leaves with dark spots along its vein. If grown in dim light, it can turn almost completely black, hence the name nigricans, which means black-ish in Latin. Leaves are also hairy, and the colouration is dependent on the amount of light it receives. Such a beautiful plant that can add a touch of drama to your indoor space.
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.