Begonia sizemoreae was discovered in 1996 on a single mountain in Vietnam. The large, patterned leaves have a deeply waffled texture and soft white "whiskers" all over. The foliage is dark forest-green with a ring of mottled light green near the edge and the underside is a beautiful shade of deep red. The delicate pink flowers are very pretty and can appear throughout the year.
Current Pot Size: 120mm
Synonyms: Begonia Longiciliata
Light: Filtered light to full shade - Categories 5-6 (please see our blog on plant light requirements)
Soil: Well draining, moisture retaining - Soil type x (please see our blog on soil requirements)
Fertiliser: As directed on your fertiliser of choice. Fortnightly or monthly during the growing season (please see our blog on plant food)
Watering: Don't over water, whilst not letting the plant dry out completely. Let it dry to 80% before watering again.
Maintenance: Good airflow is important to prevent fungal disease or powdery mildew, don't allow leaves to remain wet. No direct sunlight or leaves will burn.