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Begonia 'Reiger'

Begonia 'Reiger'

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The Begonia 'Reiger', scientifically Begonia × hiemalis, is a captivating houseplant admired for its striking, vibrant flowers that come in shades of red, pink, orange, and white. The lush, green foliage provides a beautiful contrast to the colorful blooms, creating a dramatic and exotic appearance. This Begonia exhibits a compact and bushy growth habit and when fully mature, 'Reiger' typically reaches a height of approximately 1-2 feet.

Botanical & Common Names

Botanical: Begonia × hiemalis

Common: Reiger Begonia, Elatior Begonia

Necessary Care Tips

  • Light: Bright Indirect
  • Ideal Temperature: 60-75°F
  • Humidity: High
  • Water: When the top inch of soil is dry
  • Fertilize: Once a month during the growing season with a balanced fertilizer diluted to half strength
  • Preferred Soil: Well-Draining Potting Mix

Advanced Care Tips

  • To encourage your Begonia to flower, provide it with the recommended optimal conditions and avoid unnecessary stress.

Plant Insights

  • Member of the Begoniaceae family, which is a large family of flowering plants that includes over 1,000 species.
  • Begonias are native to moist subtropical and tropical climates in Central and South America, Africa, and southern Asia. They are typically found in the understory of rainforests, where they thrive in the shade and humidity.
  • Begonia flowers are known for their beauty and diversity. They come in a variety of colors, shapes, and sizes, from small, delicate blooms to large, showy clusters.
  • Begonias were discovered in 1690 by Charles Plumier who named it after the person who supported his expedition, Michel Begon, a French governor of San Domingo.
  • Unsafe / Toxic
  • Medium Maintenance

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