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.