Begonia pavonina - Peacock Begonia
Begonia pavonina is famous for its iridescent blue leaves. Adapted to growing below the rainforest canopy, the iridescence is the plant's adaptation to keep as much light bouncing in its leaf tissue as possible. While the plant isn't shining bright blue all the time, when the light hits a leaf just right, you can glimpse the reflective phenomenon.
If you want to learn more about Begonia care, check out our journal entry full of Begonia care tips.
• Light: Medium, indirect light
• Water: Allow top 1" of soil to become dry to the touch before watering thoroughly. Take care to water before the plant wilts but avoid overwatering.
• Considerations: Grow in lower light if you want darker, bluer leaves. This plant prefers well-draining soil. Keep clear of drafts.
WHAT TO EXPECT
You'll get a healthy Begonia pavonina that meets our rigorous quality standards in a 4" nursery pot. No two plants are alike, and yours will have its own unique shape, size and personality; expect this natural variation from the photos.
Our plants include detailed care instructions as well as our Houseplant Best Practices guide, with information on how to repot, seasonal care and more!
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