Begonia Listada (Striped Begonia)
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With their unique foliage and bright flowers, begonias are the classic easy-care Houseplant. Begonia Listada or the Striped Begonia is a classic for good reasons; they grow well indoors and make stunning easy-care houseplants, making it hard not to love! The Begonia genus contains more than 1,800 different plant species, so it will be difficult to collect them all!
Begonia Listada - Striped Begonia are native to moist subtropical and tropical climates. The plant was initially kept as an ornamental plant by the Chinese in the 14 century but is named after a European, Michel Begon, a 16th-century botanist.
Begonias are popular because they are hardy, the flowers are long-lived and grow in the shade so they make ideal houseplants. The secret to keeping them flowering regularly is access to good indirect light and regular light waterings. They enjoy being damp but hate being in waterlogged soil. Imagine the roots need to breathe, and you won't go far wrong.
This plant has stunning velvet foliage, soft to touch, emerald green elongated oval leaves with a bright lime vein running down the centre, with a red underside.
It comes from the Brazilian rainforests, an understorey plant, so it likes shady conditions, keeps out of direct sunlight, ideally on a watered gravel tray to maintain high humidity levels. It can be moved to a sheltered, partially shaded spot outside in summer.
If you decide to give this exciting Houseplant as a gift, we can include a free, handwritten card - just specify your message at the basket stage of delivery, and we'll do the rest! We won't give the game away with paperwork or prices either, so it'll be a wonderful surprise!
Begonia Listada - Striped Begonia care
This Begonia is easy to care for, suitable for beginners.
How should I water this Houseplant?
Water when the top few inches of soil feel dry to the touch, soak through and leave until dry again. Be careful to ensure that the plant isn't left sitting in water as it won't like that!
Should I feed this Houseplant?
Yes, you can feed during spring and summer; try our vegan, organic plant food.
Is this plant toxic to pets?
Yes, this could cause problems if a pet nibbled it.
What size is this Houseplant?
W12cm x H20cm.
All our plants are supplied in a plastic nursery pot.