This Begonia is thought to be a hybrid of Begonia incarnata (Begonia metallica) which is native to Brazil and part of the Begoniaceae family. Leaves are fuzzy with red-burgundy undersides.


Pot: 15cm diameter.

Height: Approximately 60cm from base of pot.


Secrets to success


Temperature: 15-24˚C


Light: Bright indirect light or dappled light; this plant is prone to sunburn if it's too close to a window.


Watering: Keep potting mix consistently damp during growing season, allow to dry out during winter.


Air humidity: Higher humidity is best; this can be achieved by using a humidifier, placing the plant on a tray of watered pebbles. Try to resist misting as this can sometimes lead to powdery mildew.


Fertilising: Feed every two weeks spring-summer.


Potting mix: Use a mix of peat moss or coco coir with perlite for drainage.


This plant is non-toxic.

Begonia x credneri oldemore