Begonia 'arctic breeze'

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This Begonia has fantastic metallic-like foliage and deep purple hues marking the underside of its leaves. 'Arctic Breeze' has smaller leaves than common Rex Begonias.

Begonias like plenty of indirect light but don't fare well in direct sunlight. It's important to let them dry out between watering from time-to-time. Also worth noting that they can go into a dormant phase over winter. Ease off on the watering a bit and they will return to glory come the spring.

Please note, the planter is not included.  

Watering

Water regularly and thoroughly so the water reaches the plant’s deeper roots. Allow the top soil to dry out between each watering and make sure the roots are never sitting in water for a prolonged period.

Light requirements

Requires plenty of indirect light but may suffer if it gets too much direct sunlight. A lack of light can lead to leggy stems/ low growth rate / loss of leaves.

Care tips

  • Avoid placing the planter next to radiators or draughty windows. 
  • Carefully wipe the leaves from time-to-time to remove any dust.
  • Prune out any brown leaves or stems by cutting as close the next stem or the base of the plant as possible.
  • Use some fertiliser during warmer months i.e. April to September (little and often is best for consistent growth).
  • For more detailed plant care instructions, check out our Plant Care 101 guide.

    Origin

    Southeast Asia and India

     

    Toxicity

    Considered mildly toxic. Keep away from pets and children.

    Dimensions

    Pot size: 17cm / Height: 30cm

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