Begonia masoniana - Iron cross Begonia
Begonia masoniana - Iron cross Begonia
Begonia masoniana - Iron cross Begonia
Begonia masoniana - Iron cross Begonia
Begonia masoniana - Iron cross Begonia
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Begonia masoniana - Iron cross Begonia

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Recognisable for its unique leaf patterning, the iron cross begoia has medium sized, asymmetrical leaves with a puckered, leather-like texture and a bristly feel to them.

The distinction is the chocolate brown, cross-shaped markings in the middle of apple green leaves. The markings resemble the Iron Cross symbol used during medieval crusades, from where the plant gets its popular name.

Light: Lots of bright light but avoid direct sunlight, A windowsill that does not get the direct midday sun is ideal.

Water: Water when the top few inches of soil have dried out, be careful not to overwater. a good tip is to water with rainwater as this is ideal for this plant.

Temperature: Average household temperatures

Feed: Use a half strength solution of complete liquid fertiliser once or twice a month during the growing season ( these plants respond well to fertilising) stop feeding during the winter months

Size: Pot diameter x total height
12cm x 30cm
Choose a cover pot with a 14cm+ diameter

Note: This plant is not pet friendly if ingested.