The Begonia Masoniana, or the 'Iron Cross' Begonia, has unique, roughly textured foliage. Its unusual appearance has made it an extremely popular plant amongst almost all plant collectors.
Light: Avoid placing in direct sunlight as it will scorch the leaves. This Begonia will prefer to be in a bright room, but will also do well in moderately bright rooms.
Watering: Around once a week, although this varies. Ensure the top soil has dried out before watering to prevent root rot.
Soil: Well-draining soil. Ideal potting mixture will be one part perlite/coarse potting sand, one part loam soil.
Temperature: Begonias can be quite hardy, the Masoniana can withstand temperatures as low as 13°c, although it is recommended to keep them between 18°c and 25°c.
Repotting: Begonias like being rootbound, so only repot once it indicates a new pot is required (look at for signs such as roots growing out of the drainage holes of its pot). Aim to repot in Spring, and ensure to increase the size of the pot.
Plant Care Level: Beginner/Intermediate
*Plant does not come with pot.