Iron Cross Begonia
4.0 out of 5 (4 experiences)
About Iron Cross Begonia
There are over 2,000 species of Begonia, and horticulturalists have created even more varities by cultivating all sorts of shapes and colors! They're native to tropical regions around the world, but are now found in homes in cold climates as well. Their taxonomy is far more complex than other plants, with species belonging to different cultivar groups. They contain oxalic acid, so be sure to keep them out of reach in homes with pets or children! ⚠️
How to care for Iron Cross Begonia
Iron Cross Begonia needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.
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Iron Cross Begonia may have difficulty thriving, and will drop leaves 🍃, without ample sunlight.
Place it less than 3 feet from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.
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Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.
By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.
To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Iron Cross Begonia after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.
What other plant parents say
I’ve been looking for this little guy for while. Absolutely love the texture and color in the leaves.
I’ve recently potted it in the glass, creating a well with soil in the interior... Since the soil/pot size is limited, I’ll plan to water a little sparingly to keep the soil healthy as he settles in. We’ll see how he holds up into spring.
Any tips and trick for this guy are welcome, please ✌🏽