The Begonia Ferox: A Rare Beauty from Asia's Limestone Regions
Among the vast array of begonias, the Begonia ferox, aptly named the "fierce Begonia", carves out a distinct identity. Indigenous to the limestone terrains of China, its ferociously bullated leaves make it a must-have for any begonia aficionado.
The Ferox sets itself apart with its distinctly pointed leaves, featuring a sharply acuminate apex. Patience is required as the iconic bullae of the Begonia ferox take a bit longer to manifest than its counterparts.
Rare Origin: Native to the limestone regions of Asia, offering a touch of exoticism to plant enthusiasts.
For optimal growth, position this begonia in an environment with high humidity, like that of an enclosed terrarium, ensuring it still benefits from air circulation.
Distinctive Foliage: Ferociously bullated leaves that stand out in any collection.
Sharp Leaf Design: Leaves culminate in a sharply acuminate apex, adding a unique aesthetic.
Terrarium-Friendly: Thrives in high-humidity environments, making it ideal for enclosed terrariums.
Begonia Rex 'Ferox' Care Guide
The Begonia Ferox flourishes under bright, indirect light, ensuring its vibrant foliage remains radiant
It's crucial to water the plant only when the top two inches of the soil are dry, to prevent overwatering
With an ideal temperature range of 7°C to 35°C, the Begonia Ferox thrives in moderate climates
Feeding the Begonia Ferox with a balanced liquid fertilizer aids in its robust growth and vibrant leaf display
Regular grooming, including the removal of dead or yellowing leaves, keeps the Begonia Ferox looking pristine
Providing attentive care, from ensuring adequate humidity to monitoring soil dryness, guarantees the Begonia Ferox's optimal health
Begonia Rex 'Ferox' General Information
Leaves culminate in a sharply acuminate apex, adding a unique aesthetic
Growing to a moderate height of 12 to 18 inches (30 to 45 cm), the Begonia Ferox becomes an attractive focal point without overwhelming its surroundings