Iron cross begonia

A begonia for your home.
Common name : Iron cross begonia
Scientific name : Begonia masoniana
Family : Begoniaceae
Category : Indoor
Type of plant : Perennial
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Caracteristics

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Frost-resistance Low
Zone USDA 11b
Height 50 - 60
pH 6 - 6.8

Identify my iron cross begonia

Begonia masoniana can be recognized by: Its leaves are oval, with pointed ends. They are embossed and covered with reddish hairs. Its shape is compact, and its leaves measure up to 20 cm. The flowering is in summer, with small white-green flowers in cymes.

Plant my iron cross begonia

You must have a slightly sunny indoor location, or semi shade. Be careful, the scorching sun damages the leaves. Plant in a pot whose volume corresponds to the foliage volume of your plant, or even bigger. Spread a layer of pebbles or clay balls at the bottom. Half fill the pot with potting soil, place your plant, then place the potting soil on the edges, packing well. Once the container is full, sprinkle gently, let the water run out, then empty the cup.

Water my iron cross begonia

Water only by soaking, twice a week on average. This watering rate can be reduced to once a week after flowering. Soaking or drenching involves immersing only the bottom half of the pot, so that the leaves and heart of the plant are never moistened.

Repot my iron cross begonia

For plants of one year or more: Repot your begonia after two years in a larger container. Scrape the outside of the clod for to aerate it, then transplant it in a mixture of fibrous compost or potting soil with some loam. Sprinkle.

Put outside my iron cross begonia

Your begonia will be very happy outside on sunny days! Acclimate gradually in the sun, without ever exposing it to direct light.

Shelter my iron cross begonia

Put your begonia back inside - it is afraid of freezing! Remove any fruit loaded with seeds, damaged leaves, and put the hotpot behind a bay window not necessarily sunny - the sun in the morning is enough. After a few weeks of acclimatization during which you water very moderately, it should start growing again and even bloom.

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