saldemer78 has uploaded 458 photos to Flickr. The roots are sensitive and don’t always take well when moved. Organic fertilizer offers a better range of plant nutrients. The most direct explanation I can offer is, “I give my begonia about 10-20% filtered direct sun”; which depending on how you prefer to measure light is roughly 1,000–2,000 footcandles or 10,764–21,528 lux or 8.6–17.3PAR. It likes indirect light, much like it’s original environment in the rainforest. Time to place the stem cutting into the clear bowl. Begonia pavonina a.k.a. Before you place the stem cutting into the bowl, pull any extra leaves from the top end. It’s a fragile plant. It’s believed that the change from dark green leaves to bright blue helps the plant absorb more sunlight. It has dark green leaves with coppery undersides, and as such is very popular in ornamental foliage displays. When their saliva is introduced to the inside of the plant, they pass the virus on. If under the proper lighting, this Begonia can look very blue! While others stand out more with their flowers. ", I have a watering method I like – where I use a water bottle with melted holes in the lid. However, you want to do this as little as often. Now all you have to do is care for it like you do the mother plant. The Begonia burkillii has long spherical green leaves. Use your finger to make a hole that’s two or three inches deep. But they all look and act the same. You should get the plant pot (or terrarium) ready. The flowers are light pink. If you let the faucet run into the bowl to fill it, it aerates the water. Fill the clear bowl with water. Welcome to Begonia pavonina, the famed "Peacock Begonia". Watering B. pavonina – above I mentioned you want to keep the roots moist and because this species has a shallow root system, you may want to “top water” and liberally drench the surface of the potting mix until water runs out the bottom. The growth style is rhizomatous and the plant grows along the top of the substrate sending off branches as it ages. Begonia pavonina Care & Culture. It’s all-natural and most plants can tolerate it. The leaves will turn yellow and dry up. If you’re ready to care for a Begonia pavonina, we have the best plant care guide for you. When repotting, I always use a small amount of organic fertilizer which I’ll cover down below—this plant comes from limestone regions, so if your water is very soft or low in minerals, you may also want to add a small amount of oyster shells (can get this at a pet store) to the potting mix (1/4 tsp per pot) or dose with CalMag monthly when you feed. Looking at the photos above, you might notice that the leaves on my plant have serrated edges and a “pillowy” texture. A Begonia pavonina plant grows to be about 16 inches in height. Begonia luxurians, or the Palm Leaf Begonia, is a Brazilian rainforest native which looks a bit like a palm tree! This way it’s getting ample sunlight but it’s not getting damaged from direct sun. In this article, we’re going to learn how to propagate Begonia pavonina stem cuttings in both soil and water. There are several safe and natural ways to get rid of these pests. Begonia pavonina plants thrive on balanced fertilizer. This is a big bonus because it gives the stem cutting oxygen too. It’s caused by the fungus Botrytis cinerea. "name": "Can I transplant my mature Begonia pavonina? Place the rest of the soil in the plant pot. Then, if you are still looking for more details about light, jump over to this article: Tips for Buying, Measuring & Evaluating LED Grow Lights, which has some good videos and information about light for plants. Under-watering this plant starves it. Make sure there are adequate drainage holes; begonia tubers must never sit in waterlogged soil or they will rot. References External links. Global Biodiversity Information Facility. Now, all you have to do is care for your new infant plant like you would the mother plant. When the water evaporates, it creates moisture in the air. The leaves zig-zag in shape, making them fun to look at. They’re sensitive to fungal diseases." Name . But you treat all the viruses the same. During the seven days that your stem cutting is curing, you can get everything ready. This plant is amazing. The plant also creates flowers to bring some love into your home. It can’t get to the nutrients it needs. I still fertilize with synthetic nutrients every second week – I use MSU Orchid Fertilizer at 1/4 strength, A post shared by Here… But Not (@here_butnot) on Sep 11, 2020 at 3:15pm PDT, The reasons I’m suspicious that my plant is a hybrid: it has some morphological differences in the leaf shape, color, texture, and size; and it’s almost too easy to care for, which doesn’t align with “common perspectives” about Begonia pavonina. But you treat all the viruses the same." You fill the tray to the top with the pebbles. It’s a simple process to do. The Begonia genus creates several gorgeous plants that light up any home. Thrips also suck the sap from your plant to feed and they also have toxic saliva. This is a dangerous plant disease. Fill the pot with the appropriate soil. Mealybugs are unarmed soft-bodied bugs. Once the week of curing is over, you can plant the stem cutting. Until the clear bowl is ready, you’re going to place your stem cutting into a plastic bag. On the weeks opposite of that, I just use my un-adjusted alkaline tap water. } The very first step is to get your Begonia pavonina stem cutting. If the soil is dry, it’s time to water your plant. 0. answers. Native to Malaysia, B. pavonina lives out its life in deep shade. Light alkaline soil is perfect for this plant. You’ll find them under the leaves. March is the best month for this task. According to Araflora, “A drop in night temperature also has a beneficial influence.” [source]. It suffocates pests. In extreme cases, you’ll need to use chemical fungicides. Some look like your average houseplant. }, This covering prevents moisture from escaping the mealybug. Begonia pavonina is a striking plant which in nature is only found in a few tropical mountainous forests in Asia, which due to their great altitudes are relatively cool on the tropic scale. Sometimes there are even watery lesions. Stick around for the clusters of pretty white and yellow flowers! The toxins in their saliva rupture your plant’s cells. You have to know how to care for one of these wonderful Begonias. Begonia pavonina. You can do this in soil or water. Many methods won’t harm your plant whatsoever. Once everything is ready, go ahead and cut. Fantastic in plant pots, beds, and cascading from hanging baskets.Our range of large, small, double and trailing begonias have varieties suitable for shady and sunny positions. Another Begonia hybrid, this plant has a long stem. It has beautiful dark foliage with a rich red reverse. Believe it or not, the blue iridescence of Begonia pavonina is an evolutionary adaptation to extracting the most amount of energy out of the dim light that makes it through the thick rainforest canopy above. With their unique foliage and bright flowers, begonias are good for flower beds, hanging baskets and also as houseplants. You don’t want to hurt your stem cutting. REX BEGONIA IN A 4" POT, MAROON LEAVES, #1734. Check out how to care for this Begonia species. It is a moderate growing species of Begonia that is highly prized for its blue / purple reflective dorsal coloration. […]. User: Begonia_pavonina. If you want to read more about my comparison of the species to hybrid pavonina, jump to the bottom of this article. } It also helps your plant grow faster. It’s always blooming. The water shouldn’t be on full blast. Now that you have your stem cutting, you’re going to cure it. I grow my plant in my dry, central-Canadian apartment (under 50% humidity), in moderate light (around 10-20% filtered sun depending on the time of day) in front of an screened East-facing window, and it’s a weed. I could tell you, “low light”, but I think I’d be doing you a disservice AND it leaves so much to interpretation of what that actually means…AND it has a high chance for error. They’re sensitive to fungal diseases. "acceptedAnswer": { Pests love all Begonia plants. It’s a burden you have to bare caring for one of these plants. Begonia pavonina plants are a favorite houseplant for a reason. Begonia_pavonina • 20. Once you know what you’re looking for and your shears are ready, cut away. Be careful because the last thing you want to do is injure them. "text": "Misting the leaves of a Begonia pavonina can cause powdery mildew. Saved by Saved from verticalgardenpatrickblanc.com. It is endemic to the dim understory in the montane forests of peninsular Malaysia. Our favorite method is to use neem oil. Begonia Plants Plant begonias for a long-lasting display of showy flowers. Care of Begonia 'Taconite': Shade, temp. Which is why it’s believed the leaves change color. This perceived coloration is the result of a special adaptation to survive in low light and how the plant bends light in the cells. It goes with most other types of plants. Especially with a stem cutting. That way water doesn’t sit in the soil. It’s easiest not to fill the pot all the way up with soil yet. Blight often attacks injured or already sick plants. Well, thrips only grow to be about one millimeter in length. However, you want to do this as little as often. There are several species of this disease. You want the soil down enough that it makes it simple to pack in the roots. With dedication, you can keep your plant alive and happy. Begonia pavonina. The white veins make interesting patterns. Active irrigation like this will oxygenate the soil and helps prevent root die-back so long as your potting mix is airy and drains well. Thrips are known for carrying many viruses. The leaves can get scorched. . The blue effect on the leaves won’t be as noticeable without natural light. You don’t want to re-pot your Begonia pavonina too much. The Begonia requires high humidity to grow. Place the cutting into the soil and pack it around the remaining stem cutting. My First Orchid Seedlings (Photo Journal), Orchid Seedling Care: Deflasking, Potting, & Watering, Miracle Berry Care – Synsepalum dulcificum, 4 Houseplant Care Tips – That Helped Me Grow Indoor Plants Better (& Stop Killing Them), article by Bonnie Enos over at Everything Backyard, A post shared by Here… But Not (@here_butnot), Tips for Buying, Measuring & Evaluating LED Grow Lights, Everything Backyard, The Mystery of the Blue Begonia and How to Grow This Shade Flower, Strange & Wonderful Things Blog, Begonia pavonina Care, A post shared by David Andino (@dav_andi), Aroids, Anthuriums & Philodendrons Care & Culture – Tips for Growing Indoors, Pinguicula Care—Growing Butterworts Indoors. The fungus multiplies fast. You might have to throw your plant out. After that come back to this article and reread the section on light. They have soft bodies. You should cut right below a node and it helps if the cutting has at least two leaves on it. Blisters under the leaves on your Begonia pavonina are a sign of Bacterial Leaf Spot. In summary, the begonia is an awesome plant. I’ll spray the surface of the media and the leaves of the plant to really drench it (like it’s raining). "@type": "Question", $15.00. You can sterilize your shears in isopropyl alcohol. According to the University of Missouri, well-draining soil allows water to percolate quickly. Plants from high elevation habitats like Begonia pavonina are adapted to unique conditions which include cooler nights, more volatile humidity and potentially higher UV indexes. This condition can slow the growth of your Begonia pavonina. { Learn how to grow beautiful begonias. In stock now. It can cause fungal diseases or even root rot. They aren’t very big at all. Prevention is your best defense against pests. Fertilizer – Another fun and complicated topic! Which blocks oxygen from the roots. Begonia pavonina is a rhizomatous species from Malaysia. $39.95. "@type": "Question", The perlite retains enough water to hydrate your plant. The plant also flashes blue with a bright light like Begonia pavonina, except pavonia is a blue green color this one flashes royal blue. You should only transplant a mature Begonia pavonina plant when it needs a bigger pot. This soft brown rot can be on your leaves or your stem. You can try neem oil to treat the powdery mildew. Artificial lights aren’t enough for this plant. Taking care of houseplants is one of my greatest passions. It has red coloration on the ventral side of the leaf, and is often copper in color without the proper angle (to see the blue). Always buy a plant pot that’s only a little bigger than the original pot. This means your plant has impatiens necrotic spot virus. The iridescence of its leaves is a fascinating adaptation to low light levels of the forest floor. }, A good soil mix for the Begonia pavonina includes two parts sphagnum moss and three parts perlite. The warmer it is outside, the more often you’ll need to water your plant. You should repot your plant during spring. But no matter how hard you work to prevent pests, you might still get the uninvited guests. This virus is usually transmitted by the pest thrips." { Leaf colors and structures. Growing under a ledge behind a pot in the 'Orchid Farm', Brinchang, Cameron Highlands. "text": "You should only transplant a mature Begonia pavonina plant when it needs a bigger pot. Again, isopropyl alcohol is perfect for sterilizing the pruning shears. The species pavonina in the photo below it doesn’t have this quality. Daytime temps should be “tropical” and should sit around 20-27C. You can feed with a standard synthetic fertilizer with NPK values of around 20-20-20 at a reduced strength (generally around 1/4 tsp per gallon of water). Plants adapted to higher-elevation climates like this have a different metabolism than “lowland plants” and rely on those cooler nights to throttle their consumption of sugar during the night. Begonia Potting Media – You’ll want to use a potting mix that holds moisture, but allows for good airflow to the roots and then you want to avoid letting the potting mix go bone dry (especially when acclimating new plants). }, The cold helps the soil hold some of that moisture for longer. The humidity for your Begonia pavonina plant should be between 60% and 80%. I am constantly looking for new houseplants to gradually transform my apartment into an urban jungle. BUT…my opinion is that for the best growth you should offer a buffet of plant food, not just “fast food”. There are times when your stem cutting isn’t able to stand straight up by itself. It should be about three inches from the top of the bowl. Light – I’m going to be honest with you, I find this an annoying topic because it requires a significant explanation for precision and I think it’s a topic a lot of new growers struggle with—I know I certainly did. Begonias should be planted in late Winter/Early Spring. You can remedy this situation by tying a straw to the stem cutting. Begonia pavonina plants originate from the rainforest atop mountains in Malaysia. That difference could possibly related to culture (low humidity and higher light) but even the two plants side by side have clearly different leaves. 1909; USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program. If it is a hybrid, I don’t mind—I love the plant, how it looks and that it’s a fast/easy grower—but if you have the “true form”, this care sheet may not be for you. Go ahead and fill the plant pot with the correct soil. It works the best and it’s easy to find if you don’t already own a bottle. There are several impressive Begonia plant species. A post shared by Here… But Not (@here_butnot) on Oct 3, 2020 at 9:42pm PDT. You’ll learn how to do this process in detail down below. I used peatmoss and large-chunk perlite at a 1:1 ratio, but what you use isn’t as important as how it works with your climate and watering method. This helps you differentiate between the top and bottom of the cutting. So they can absorb more sunlight. Begonia pavonina hails from Maylasia. These nutrients hide away in the soil. Pests love the Begonia pavonina plant. They also sprout beautiful waxy pinkish-red flowers. Species: Begonia pavonina. See the photo for yourself…, A post shared by David Andino (@dav_andi) on Mar 4, 2019 at 9:14pm PST. Article by Garden Design . This is what you’re going to use for your stem cutting to start growing in. Their only protection is the cotton-like material that surrounds them. Temperature – this is probably the most important aspect of culture next to your standard begonia care. These pests are active during daylight. There will also be a fuzzy gray mold scattered on the leaves. The toxic saliva causes low turgor pressure. But this isn’t even the worst of a thrip infestation. The mildew comes from fungal pathogens. Journal of the Federated Malay States Museums. There are so many types, it’s hard to say which is affecting your plant. The atmosphere “up there” at higher elevation is thinner, less dense and doesn’t trap heat like it does at lower elevations. When you shine Place your plant pot on the pebbles. I reuse that water bottle for months, filling the bottle with a jug of water over and over and using that to water the plants – here’s a video of how I water so you can see for yourself. Neem oil is an all-natural fungicide and pesticide. There are many more we love. This tuberous Begonia has been chosen for its 'Non Stop' flowering habit and exotic, vibrantly coloured blooms up to 100mm across. So…I’m still sharing this information in the hopes that it’s helpful others, maybe you have the blue form like I do, but understand that if my plant is a hybrid, then this care sheet may not be as relevant to the true species. This is your best line of prevention. When it is grown in low light the leaves have an attractive iridescent blue sheen to them. The plant dislikes hot temperatures all the time, especially warm nights. The leaves are dark bronze and red at the back. Watch Queue Queue When the cells rupture, your Begonia pavonina plant becomes sick. I use my tap water which is naturally alkaline (7.9pH, 250ppm CaCO3) and I’ll alternate weeks with ever second watering being acidified to a pH of ~6 using citric acid. Since the bacteria reproduce so quickly, Bacterial Leaf Spot spreads quickly. If the pot is too large, the roots of your Begonia pavonina plant will become stressed out. The micro-nutrients in the fertilizer should be: The main method of propagating a Begonia pavonina plant is through stem cuttings. "@type": "Answer", The roots are sensitive and don’t always take well when moved." Pack the soil around the stem cutting. Under normal light, the leaves are green in color; but if you catch them at the right angle, or if a light source is nearly right near your eye, the leaves reflect-back an iridescent green-blue color with an almost holographic-like vibrancy. Wild plants of Begonia pavonina, the peacock begonia growing in Pahang, Malaysia. The soil for a Begonia pavonina needs to be well-draining. Before I get into the details of how I care for my plant, I want to be very transparent about something that may have influenced my success with my Peacock Begonia. Kuala Lumpur 4:22. If you’re using a plant pot, make sure it has drainage holes so that excess water can escape. The best way to create humidity for your Begonia pavonina involves a tray and some pebbles. It needs a node otherwise it’ll rot in the water. { "name": "Why can’t I mist the leaves of my Begonia pavonina to create humidity? These plants can be grown as the average indoor plant or even in a terrarium. Their wingspans are only about three millimeters in length. 39.95. If you live in a continuously hot climate, this species may be challenging for you to grow. Even more bizarre, it works thanks to an interesting property of quantum mechanics. You don’t want any buds on the cutting so go ahead and remove those as well. Trailing begonia: perfect for hanging baskets or in the garden, trained to grow up a post or trellis. Plant Care & Tips for Growing Orchids, Aroids, & Houseplants. Why does my Begonia pavonina have sunken spots on the leaves? "@type": "Question", I also add a small amount of lime and Ironite Plus. 30 % perlite, and 10 % coir chunks. Once a week you need to change out the water. ] "@type": "Answer", This way it gets plenty of indirect sunlight. When your plant stays wet for too long, nasty bacteria form. This callouses the end of the cutting, which makes it easier to root. In Malaysia, the Begonia pavonina gets sunlight. Before you do, make sure you know the qualities of a perfect cutting. There’s a reason it’s nicknamed the “Peacock Begonia”. Low turgor pressure results in a shriveled and wilted plant. "@type": "Answer", Organic fertilizers breakdown in the soil over time, so they’re NOT water soluble – this means you add them directly to the potting media, not when you water. Leaves can be up to 6″ long. But it’s shaded by the big leaves of the trees. This will stop the disease from spreading. References . Begonia semperflorens is also known as the “Charm Begonia”. Begonias - How to Plant, Grow & Care for a Begonia Plant - Garden Design. Other popular Begonia species are Begonia Maculata and Begonia Pavonina. ", The temperature at night should be between 54F (12C) and 64F (15C). Rachel Clare / NZ Gardener 00:45, Mar 04 2019. The fertilizer must be balanced in all main nutrients. peacock begonia. written 12 weeks ago by Begonia_pavonina • 20 Latest awards to Begonia_pavonina Popular Question 11 weeks ago , created a question with more than 1,000 views. Begonia are a classic Gardener Favourite, and can be grown in pots, hanging baskets, in the garden, they are even a great indoor plant! By then, it will have grown too large for its pot. However, I could not find any other reliable sources to confirm this exact elevation data. Some are blister-like lesions. Grow this plant in dappled shade in the garden or in the shade house to enjoy its large coloured blooms. The pH should be between 5 pH and 7 pH. There are so many types, it’s hard to say which is affecting your plant. Daily new offers. You don’t want to water your plant too much nor do you want to water it too little. It’s variegated with bright yellow designs that mix with the green on the leaves. After a few minutes, you should be able to wipe off all the dead bugs. IMPORTANT NOTE BEFORE PLACING AN ORDER: Leaves of Alocasia and Begonia usually becomes limp or yellow after transit. I’ve been reading that there are “two forms” of pavonina—one which is a metallic-green-blue (and difficult to grow), and then the other which is deep-blue like mine (and easier to grow). Check all plants you buy before you bring them into your home. This begonia is not for beginners. To get indirect sunlight, place your plant in either an east or north-facing window. Go to the Begonia House in Wellington's Botanic Garden for an amazing … 7 left. It’s one of your standard Begonia houseplants. This is so your stem cutting doesn’t dry out before you get it into the water. The spores get blown by the wind, spreading the disease to your plant and your other plants. 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