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Begonia heracleifolia, Star Begonia – Plant

Product Contains

Sr No. Item name
1 Begonia heracleifolia plant (15-20 cm)
2 Round Plastic Pot (Black)

299.00 350.00

Estimated delivery date 2021/08/09
1,084.00 for 3 item(s)

Description

Star begonias are herbaceous tropical plants with succulent and hairy stems that reach 40-50 cm. The leaves have long petioles, 6-7 serrated lobes and very marked veins; They are dark green on the upper surface and reddish on the underside. The flowers are light pink or white.

They are used to form groups or as isolated specimens and to cover understory in gardens with a tropical or subtropical climate; in colder climates they are grown in pots as a houseplant, patio and terrace.

Star Begonia is native to Mexico, grown as a garden plant world wide.

Plant Specification

Common Name Star begonia, Hogweed-leaf Begonia
Maximum Reachable Height  2 feet
Flower Colour Light pink and white
Bloom Time Spring and summer
Difficulty Level Easy to grow.

Caring

Sunlight

  • Keep the plant in indirect bright light for better growth of the plant.

Soil

  • The soil should be well drained and fertile rich in organic content.

Watering

  • Poke your finger/plain small stick into the soil to check the moisture.
  • Water when top soil (1-2 inches) feels dry to touch.
  • Water thoroughly in the summer and reduce watering in winter and rainy season.

Application of Fertilizer

  • During the main growing season feed the plant with organic fertilizer once a month.
  • Loosen the topsoil without disturbing the roots of the plant so it can uptake the nutrients and moisture easily.

Re-potting

  • When a plant outgrows in current pot, re-pot with fresh potting soil and some fertilizer.
  • Do the re-potting late evening and keep the plant in shady area for 2 to 3 days and then move the plant in its suitable climatic condition.

Plant Protection

  • Remove dead, infected or damaged plant parts and dispose them away from the planting area.
  • Spray Neem, Eucalyptus or Citrus oil for any insect/pest attack, as a primary treatment.

Don’ts

  • Easily grows in AC rooms but away from AC vents.
  • Do not over-water the plant especially when pot does not have drainage holes.

Special Feature

Attractive star shape foliage.

Uses

Ornamental Use:

  • It is an excellent plant for table top.

Disclaimer : The image is for reference purposes only. The actual product may vary in shape or appearance based on climate, age, height, etc.

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