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Iron Cross Begonia (Begonia masoniana) – Plant

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1 Iron Cross Begonia (Begonia masoniana)
2 Round Plastic Pot (Black)

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Begonia masoniana, the iron cross begonia, is a species of plant in the family Begoniaceae, native to southern China and northern Vietnam. It was originally described from cultivated plants of unknown origin and was only much later rediscovered in the wild.

Plant Specifications

Common name Iron Cross Begonia
Maximum Reachable Height 18 inch
Foliage Color brown, green
Bloom Time Bloom times may also vary if grown indoors and some types bloom all year.
Difficulty Level Medium

Planting And Care

This species grows best under bright filtered lighting, as direct sunlight will cause leaf scorch. Plant in well-drained, porous soil, because the rhizome is prone to rotting in waterlogged soil. Allow the soil to dry between watering. Keep the leaves dry to prevent leaf spot.

Light Requirement

  • These Begonias grow best in bright indirect sunlight coming from a south, east or west window.
  • Fluorescent grow lights are also an excellent alternative to natural light for these plants.


  • In the garden, they require free- draining soil improved with compost.
  • Heavy clay soil that becomes waterlogged is unsuited, as it can cause root and stem rot.
  • In pots, use a light free- draining potting mix containing coco coir, perlite or vermiculite (African violet mix works well)


  • Water only when the soil dries out 20-40%.
  • Water only at the roots.

Application of Fertilizer

For potted plants, apply a general-purpose slow-release fertilizer at the time of potting and liquid fertilizer at half-strength every two to three weeks during the growing period. In the garden, it’s advisable to incorporate a general-purpose fertilizer into the soil at planting time.


Wait to repot until the container is filled with roots. This will be clearly obvious if you gently remove the plant from its pot. If there is still loose soil, allow the begonia to grow more. When the plant’s roots hold all of the soil, it’s time for a transplant.


Ornamental purpose for their beautiful foliage.

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