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Polka Dot Begonia: What Can You Do To Keep This Plant Healthy?

If you love unique plants, you will love this most picturesque plant, Polka Dot Begonia (Begonia maculate). This Begonia can add drama and color to indoor areas as a popular and stunning houseplant. It boasts spectacular rusty-red undersides, featuring wing-shaped, bronze-green leaves. The leave tops are teasingly adorned in silver spots, and it gets its …

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Ficus Microcarpa: Why Is This A Must Have Plant?

Ficus Microcarpa (Ficus macrocarpa), also known as Indian laurel, Malayan banyan, or Chinese banyan, belongs to the family Moraceae and is native to northern Australia, Indonesia, Taiwan, New Caledonia, the Ryukyu Islands, the Malay Archipelago, India, Philippines, Japan, and Southeast China. It is an evergreen, broad-headed, rounded, and rapidly growing tree or shrub that reaches …

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Begonia Ferox: How Long It Takes For Begoniaceae To Sprout?

Begonia Ferox (Begoniaceae) hails from Southwest Guangxi, China limestone areas as a monoecious rhizomatous Begonia species, and it is an awe-inspiring new-to-the-scene species. Begonia Ferox is prized among collectors with incredible leaf patterns. Yam Liu & C.-I Peng described and publicized it in 2013 as a rare species after its discovery in 2011. It is …

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Dragon Wing Begonia: How Long Can This Plant Last Indoors?

Dragon Wing Begonia (Begonia x hybrida) belongs to the family Begoniaceae, a native of South America and a perennial flowering hybrid species. Growers prize this plant for its colorful flowers and lush green foliage. Its tolerance to humidity and heat makes it quite popular among growers, who constantly confused it with the Angel Wing Begonia. …

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Begonia Boliviensis: Things To Do When Growing This Plant

As a tuberous Begonia with tiny orange-red flowers, Begonia Boliviensis (Begonia boliviensis A.D.C.) is a native of Southeast Asia, Africa, South, and Central America. The plant’s bloom time is late spring through summer. How to Identify Begonia Boliviensis Begonia Boliviensis has tiny orange-red flowers as a tuberous Begonia with stems growing up from a tuberous …

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