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Begonia Hatacoa Purple

€ 30,00Price

Hatacoa purple is a beautiful and rare species of begonia that is native to the Andes Mountains in Peru. It has an iridiscent layer on it's leaves. Here are some tips on how to grow and care for Begonia hatacoa purple:


1. Light: Begonia hatacoa purple prefers bright, indirect light. Direct sunlight can scorch its leaves, so it's best to place it near a window that receives filtered light.


2. Water: This begonia likes to be kept consistently moist but not waterlogged. Water it when the top inch of soil feels dry the touch. Avoid getting water on leaves, as this can cause spotting and fungal diseases.


3. Humidity: Begoniaatacoa purple thrives in high humidity. can increase humidity by placing a tray of water near the plant, by using a humidifier.


4. Soil: Use a-draining soil mix that is rich organic matter. This will prevent waterlogging and provide nutrients the plant.


5. Fertilizer: Feed your Begonia hatacoa purple with a balanced fertilizer every 4-6 weeks during the growing season (spring and summer). Do not fertilize during the winter months.


6. Temperature: This begonia prefers temperatures between 60-75°F (15-24°C) and does not tolerate exposure to temperatures below 50°F (10°C).


7. Pruning: Prune your Begonia hatacoa purple regularly to promote bushy growth and prevent legginess. Pinch off the tips of the stems to encourage branching.


8. Propagation: Begonia hatacoa purple can be propagated by stem cuttings or leaf cuttings. Place the cuttings in well-draining soil mix and keep them consistently moist until they root.