Fireworks Begonia foliage
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Plant Height: 10 inches
Flower Height: 16 inches
Spacing: 16 inches
Brand: Terra Nova
An outstanding begonia with striking silver-white leaves with rosy edges, and deep burgundy veins for a visual impact in the garden; pink blooms add to the appeal; upright habit; an attractive indoor accent plant
Features & Attributes
Fireworks Begonia features dainty clusters of fragrant pink star-shaped flowers with gold centers at the ends of the branches from mid spring to mid fall. Its attractive crinkled oval leaves remain silver in colour with distinctive burgundy veins and tinges of rose throughout the year.
This is a dense multi-stemmed evergreen houseplant with a mounded form. This plant may benefit from an occasional pruning to look its best.
Planting & Growing
When grown indoors, Fireworks Begonia can be expected to grow to be about 10 inches tall at maturity extending to 16 inches tall with the flowers, with a spread of 18 inches. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 20 years. This houseplant should be situated in a location that that gets indirect sunlight at most, although it will usually require a more brightly-lit environment than what artificial indoor lighting alone can provide. It does best in average to evenly moist soil, but will not tolerate standing water. The surface of the soil shouldn't be allowed to dry out completely, and so you should expect to water this plant once and possibly even twice each week. Be aware that your particular watering schedule may vary depending on its location in the room, the pot size, plant size and other conditions; if in doubt, ask one of our experts in the store for advice. It is particular about its soil conditions, with a strong preference for rich, acidic soil. Contact the store for specific recommendations on pre-mixed potting soil for this plant.
There are many factors that will affect the ultimate height, spread and overall performance of a plant when grown indoors; among them, the size of the pot it's growing in, the amount of light it receives, watering frequency, the pruning regimen and repotting schedule. Use the information described here as a guideline only; individual performance can and will vary. Please contact the store to speak with one of our experts if you are interested in further details concerning recommendations on pot size, watering, pruning, repotting, etc.
-- THIS IS A HOUSEPLANT AND IS NOT MEANT TO SURVIVE THE WINTER OUTDOORS IN OUR CLIMATE --