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3" Pot Begonia Iron Cross

Product Description

*The plant pictured is not necessarily the plant you will receive, but will be same size and shape.*

Common Name: Begonia Iron Cross

Scientific Name: Begonia masoniana

-Care Recommendations By The Dude-

Best for These Animals: Small reptiles and amphibians.

Bio Dude Substrates: Terra Flora, Terra Fauna, Terra Firma.

Soil Depth: All soil depths, but prefers soil to dry out between waterings.

Lighting: Low to medium, or bright indirect light. Do not place under a heat or basking lamp.

Humidity & Misting: 40 - 100%, prefers higher humidity levels, but also does best when it dries out between waterings.

Mature Plant Size & Root System: Can reach up to 1 - 2 feet tall and wide, with leaves of 8 inches, though it can be pruned. Though not a true root system, it has rhizomes that spread outwards as far as the leaves (rhizomes will continue to spread even if leaves are pruned back).

Temperature Tolerance & Placement in the Terrarium: Can take temperatures between 60 - 80 degrees F, but prefers 65 - 75 degrees. Delicate leaves can break easily in areas of heavy handling.

Edible & Side Effects if Ingested: Mildly toxic to humans if ingested. Toxic to cats and dogs if ingested (especially the rhizomes/root system). Since retiles and amphibians do not generally ingest it, toxicity is not an issue for them.

Pot Size & Packaging: A single 3" potted Iron Cross Begonia is shipped wrapped in newspaper.


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