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Begonia Lichenora

€ 30,00Price

A tiny crawling begonia that will get an iridiscent colour when put in the shade. Begonia lichenora is a rare and beautiful species of begonia that is native to Ecuador. Here are some tips on how to grow and care for Begonia lichenora:


1. Light: Begonia lichenora 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 dry to the touch. Avoid getting water on the leaves, as this can cause spotting and fungal diseases.


3. Humidity: Begonia lichenora thrives in high humidity. You can increase humidity by placing a tray of water near the plant, or by using a humidifier.


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


5. Fertilizer: Feed your Begonia lichenora 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 lichenora regularly to promote bushy growth and prevent legginess. Pinch off the tips of the stems to encourage branching.


8. Propagation: Begonia lichenora 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.


By following these tips, you can help your Begonia lichenora thrive and produce beautiful foliage and flowers.