Begonia masoniana 'Iron Cross'
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Common Name:
Begonia masoniana 'Iron Cross'
Ornamental Features:
Lime green leaf marked by a dark cross pattern in the center. Heavily textured leaf with the marking makes it very attractive. VIRUS INDEXED AND NEGATIVE
Habit and Growth Rate:
Flowers in the spring with small clusters of pink flowers high above the campy. Grows up to 18 inches tall.
Landscape Value:
Does well in hanging baskets.
Zone 10
Use a well-drained, loose soil mix. Keep soil moist. Prefers full shade to partial shade or partial sun.
Pot Size & Finish Time:
4 inch (10 to 12 weeks), 6 inch (16 to 18 weeks).
Propagation Methods:
Tissue culture.
Pest/Disease Problems:
Mealy bugs, snails and slugs.
More Information:
MEDIA: Airy mix of Peat, Bark and Perlite MEDIA MOISTURE MANAGEMENT: Range of 2 (on 1-5 scale, 5 being an aquatic) LIGHT: >1200 Ft candles HUMIDITY: >40% to 70% SOIL TEMP: keep between 55 and 85 degrees F PH: 5.8-6.2