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Begonia serratipetala

Original price was: ₹999.00.Current price is: ₹650.00.

Description

Begonia serratipetala: The Eye-Catching Shrub with Pink Polka Dots

The Begonia serratipetala is a captivating houseplant prized for its unique combination of:

  • Shrub-like growth: It forms a bushy plant, reaching up to 60 cm (24 inches) tall, with thin red stems that can be supported for a more cascading effect.
  • Striking foliage: The dark green, glossy leaves boast serrated edges (hence the name “serratipetala” which means “saw-toothed petal” in Latin) and are adorned with vibrant pink spots. The intensity of the pink coloration increases with stronger light exposure.
  • Delicate flowers: Tiny clusters of bright pink flowers emerge from the plant, adding a touch of elegance and visual interest.

A Tropical Gem for Your Home:

This Begonia originates from the shady undergrowth of rainforests in Papua New Guinea. While it thrives in a humid environment, it can adapt to average household humidity levels with proper care. Here’s a basic guide to keep your Begonia serratipetala flourishing:

  • Light: Prefers bright, indirect light. Avoid harsh midday sun, which can scorch the leaves.
  • Watering: Water moderately, allowing the top inch of soil to dry out between waterings. Overwatering can lead to root rot.
  • Humidity: Enjoys moderate to high humidity. Misting regularly or using a pebble tray filled with water can help maintain humidity levels.
  • Soil: Well-draining potting mix is essential. Consider adding perlite or orchid bark for optimal drainage.
  • Fertilization: Occasional fertilization during the growing season (spring and summer) with a balanced fertilizer diluted to half strength is beneficial.
  • Temperature: Prefers warm temperatures between 18-24°C (64-75°F). Avoid cold drafts.

Propagation: Begonia serratipetala can be easily propagated through stem cuttings. Take a healthy stem cutting with a few nodes and plant it in moist potting mix.

Overall, the Begonia serratipetala is a low-maintenance and visually striking plant that thrives indoors. Its unique foliage and delicate flowers make it a conversation starter and a perfect choice for plant enthusiasts seeking an exotic addition to their collection.

Here are some additional points to consider:

  • Toxicity: Like many Begonias, Begonia serratipetala is toxic to humans and pets if ingested. Keep it out of reach of children and animals.
  • Air Purification: This Begonia is considered an air-purifying plant, potentially helping to remove some common indoor air pollutants.
  • Growth Rate: Begonia serratipetala is a moderate grower. You can encourage bushier growth by providing a moss pole or other support for climbing.

Enjoy bringing this captivating plant into your home!

(MRP Inclusive of all taxes)

  • Shipping Rs. 149 for entire order.
  • Plants will be shipping with pots.
  • Dispatch will be done within 3 to 5 days.
  • Delivery will be done within 2 to 4 days.
  • Country of origin: India.
  • Images may varies with the plant due to climate ,shipping, etc.

How to Care :

  • Make sure your plants are getting enough water and sunlight.
  • Recommended Soil Media: 40% Garden Soil 25% cocopeat 25% Organic manure/Vermicompost 5% charcoal chips 5% perlite.
  • Fertilize your plants once a month.
  • Avoid over-watering your plants.
  • Cut off any dead or diseased Leaves.
  • Make Sure Pots Have Drainage Holes.
  • Don’t Repot Immediately after received wait for at least 2-3 Days.

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