Unique and striking foliage
Easy to grow
Height Up to 50cm (20in)
Spread Up to 50cm (20in)
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Bergonia masoniana is a naturally variegated species begonia boasting large, textured, leathery leaves held on furry pink stems. Each bright green leaf features a dark star shape in the centre, giving it the name iron cross begonia, and fine red hairs along the edge. This RHS award-winner makes a striking and very popular foliage houseplant that is sure to become the centre of attention. The small greenish-white flowers are a bonus! Pair with other variegated rex-type begonias such as ‘Fireworks’ or ‘Blackberry Swirl’ for a stunning foliage display. Height: 50cm (20in). Spread: 50cm (20in).
Begonias make great shade-tolerant houseplants, offering unique and beautiful foliage and flowers that appear intermittently throughout the year. They can be moved outside during the summer months.
3 begonia jumbo plug plants (KC8785)
Place your Begonia in a bright spot that is not in direct sunlight – an east or west-facing windowsill is ideal. Water regularly but avoid overwatering or letting the plant sit in water. Aim the water directly onto the compost, avoiding splashing the leaves as much as possible. Feed fortnightly between May and September with a plant food that is high in potassium (for cane-types where abundant flowering is most important) or high in nitrogen (for rex-type or foliage varieties). Reduce watering in winter, allowing the surface of the compost to begin to dry out before watering again. In winter keep your begonias above a minimum temperature of 13°C. Plants can be brought outside in summer once night temperature reliably exceeds this.
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