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Begonia ferox

Regular price£21.00

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Useful Information

Plant Bio

Begonia ferox is part of the Begoniaceae family and its native range is China (Guangxi). It is a lithophyte and grows primarily in limestone areas of the subtropical biome. B. ferox has asymmetric leaves which are covered in hairs, and densely dotted with raised black cones and hair-tipped bullae.It has a creeping rhizomatous growth habit.

The genus name honours Michael Begon (1638-1710), a patron of Botany. The specific epithet is from the Latin ferocis meaning wild, brave and fierce.

Pot: ø 12cm.

Height: Approximately 20cm in height.

Light: Bright indirect light, meaning the plant sees the sun for 0-4 hours per day - this could be through trees or a translucent curtain, it’s important for the plant to see the sky in order to thrive. They growth fantastically under grow lights and in terrarium conditions. 

Water: If the plant is receiving adequate light, water when top inch of medium is dry

Potting mix: A rich well draining mix; coco coir, perlite, some sphagnum moss and some akedama or turface.

Fertilising: Feed your plant every few waterings during the growing season or when you observe active growth. You can dilute fertiliser to half the recommended amount but never add more.

Temperature: 20-21˚C.

Humidity: Begonia ferox requires higher humidity (70-95%), ideally in a terrarium or under a cloche.

Begonia ferox is toxic, keep out of reach of pets and children.

Delivery & Returns

​General

Please be aware that your plant may vary from the picture as this is a living item. Variations of shape and colour are perfectly natural and to be expected.  We will send you a plant as close to the picture and description as possible. The picture shown is an example of what's in stock unless stated otherwise.

Our plants are sent with a detailed care guide to help you look after them. You must provide the adequate conditions to keep them alive.

​Shipping & Delivery

We can only ship within the UK. Orders from abroad cannot be fulfilled and will be cancelled & refunded.

We pack and ship all orders on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays to prevent plants waiting in transit over the weekend.

We do send all our plants via next day delivery, however couriers can sometimes take longer. 

Returns

We guarantee our plants 14 day from receipt.  We guarantee to send happy and healthy plants, however, it is your responsibility to care for them and we cannot be held responsible for neglect or mis care. Please send us a picture within 24 hours of receiving your plant and we'll help you out with your issue.

If returning your order, please keep all original packaging and use this to send the plant back to us. This will ensure the plant is kept as safe as possible on its return.

To allow the plant to acclimatise in its new home, there should be no repotting of the plant for a minimum of 14 days after receipt. If any plant has been repotted or a cutting has been taken then we are not able to accept returns.

We are happy to replace your plant if it is very badly damaged in transport. The loss of a leaf in transport on a healthy plant should not generally be cause for any concern. We cannot give a refund for snapped leaves.

Caring for your new leafy green friends

Dry Out

Dry Out

Please don’t put me on or close to a radiator, the heat will dry me out.

Watering

Watering

Take me out of any ceramic pots when watering to stop my roots rotting.

Light

Light

I need light to survive. Please give me light!

Cold Spots

Cold Spots

I don’t like draughts! Keep me away from any cold spots in the house.

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