Begonia Maculata Wightii Australia
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Begonia maculata wightii australia. The leaves have metallic silver spots and a shape that leads to it s common name the angel wing. But you can do it. Pruning and repotting cane begonias like begonia maculata wightii or begonia angel wing can be scary. Cane called clown begonia for the large silver spotted bat winged leaves held sparcely on tall canes which then cascade under the foliar weight.
The begonia maculata wightii is a cane begonia meaning it grows multiple leaves on long cane like stalks. Pruning begonia maculata wightii plants is an essential part of their care if you want a spectacular bushy potted houseplant. Since most rexes are rhizomatous they need the same care with watering. Polka dot begonia indoor care tips how much light does a begonia maculata need.
The begonia maculata wightii is a popular plant with long deep green leaves with burgundy backs. The begonia maculata is a relatively fast grower and makes an excellent indoor houseplant or terrarium plant. It was first discovered in brazil in 1982 by an italian researcher. The plant s exotic look has many moving parts.
The best time to prune a begonia maculata is in late fall. Welcome visitor you can login or create an account. Pickup available at liverpool and hinchinbrook. However it is originally native to mexico asia south africa and central america.
Begonia elatostema var pulchrum watermelon pellionia trailing plant rare au 20 00 4d 21h make offer begonia elatostema var pulchrum watermelon pellionia trailing plant rare. To prune your plant pinch about one quarter inch 0 6 cm from the top of the stem. But it can also grow in lower light situations. Rex begonias do not like our cold wet winters in western australia so do prefer to be kept in a warm day position.
They enjoy a lighter looser mix than most begonias and also require more protection lower light levels and higher humidity. Silver polka dots that seem painted on olive colored leaves crimson colored undersides and sprays of open bell like red or white flowers with bright yellow centers on bamboo looking knotty stems. The begonia maculata likes bright indirect sunlight. Keep your plant out of direct afternoon sun.
Can express post to non quarantine states in australia. Pruning encourages begonias to grow outward rather than upward.