The Begonia U038 Chlorosticta originates from the rainforests of Sarawak, Malaysia. This begonia is distinguished by its unique foliage patterns and green speckles on its leaves. Its name references these green ("chloro") spots ("sticta").er.
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Begonia U038 Chlorosticta Plant Care
The Begonia U038 Chlorosticta enjoys a drink but not a bath. Water it when the top layer of soil feels dry, ensuring that the pot has proper drainage. Remember, it's fond of hydration, but soggy roots are a no-go.
This begonia is a fan of diffused, gentle light. While it loves to bask in the glow of indirect sunlight, direct rays can be a bit too intense for its delicate leaves. A spot with filtered light or a sheer curtain in between is perfect.
Cozy and stable is the mantra. Aim for a temperature range of 65°F to 75°F (18°C to 24°C). Protect your begonia from sudden temperature swings and chilly drafts.
This plant thrives in a well-draining mix that still holds some moisture. A blend of potting soil, perlite, and a touch of orchid bark will make it feel right at home.
The Begonia U038 Chlorosticta is a lover of humid environments. Strive for a humidity level of 60% or higher. If your space is dry, consider using a humidifier, or place the plant on a tray with water and pebbles to boost the surrounding moisture.
Feed this begonia with a diluted, balanced liquid fertilizer every 4-6 weeks during its active growth phase. In the dormant months, you can cut back on the feeding.
While a visual masterpiece, the Begonia U038 Chlorosticta is toxic when ingested. It's best to place it somewhere out of reach from pets and young children.