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Rhizomatous Begonia Crestabruchii

Rhizomatous Begonia "Crestabruchii"

One of the most unusual begonias ever! This begonia is also called the lettuce leaf begonia. It has large leaves with red veins and the edges are curly and frilly like foam! This is a very huge leaved rhizomatous begonia. The leaves are at least 12″ wide and long. This begonia is one of my favorite begonias it is beautiful! It is one of the begonias I collected first along with the Iron Cross begonia. If you like huge leaved begonias and I mean very huge, then try this begonia. It is so easy to grow, but make sure you have plenty of space to grow this one! I fertilize this begonia every time I water and once a month I water with plain water. Do not fertilize during the winter. The soil mix I use for all of my begonias and episcias also; is 1 part potting soil, 1 part peat moss, 1part perlite or vermiculite or both. You can also use any kind of potting medium like miracle grow. But don’t fertilize your plants for at least 3 to 6 months if you are using potting medium because most of them have a time released fertilizer in them. Also I like to add sand in my begonias it helps with the water drainage so they wont stay wet.

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