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Begonia 'Black Velvet' - 4" Pot

Begonia 'Black Velvet' - 4" Pot

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Begonia 'Black Velvet' is a striking and popular cultivar of the Begonia rex group, known for its dark, velvety foliage. It is a hybrid variety that is highly valued for its unique leaf coloration and texture, making it a sought-after choice for indoor gardens or as a focal point in shaded outdoor areas.

The standout feature of this begonia cultivar is its large, heart-shaped leaves that have a velvety texture. The foliage is a deep, lustrous black or dark purple, which gives it a rich and dramatic appearance.

This begonia has a mounding growth habit, with its leaves arising from a central point or crown. It forms a compact clump or rosette shape, making it suitable for container planting or as part of a mixed foliage arrangement.

Light Requirements: Begonia 'Black Velvet' prefers bright, indirect light or partial shade. Direct sunlight can scorch its delicate leaves, so it's best to provide filtered light or locate it in a spot with indirect sunlight. Inadequate light may cause the foliage to lose some of its intense coloration.

Temperature and Humidity: This begonia cultivar thrives in temperatures ranging from 60 to 75°F (15 to 24°C). It appreciates moderate to high humidity levels, which can be achieved by placing the plant on a tray with water or using a humidifier. Avoid exposing it to drafts or cold temperatures.

Watering: It is important to maintain consistently moist but not waterlogged soil for Begonia 'Black Velvet.' Allow the top inch (2.5 centimeters) of the soil to dry out slightly before watering again. Overwatering can lead to root rot, while underwatering can cause the leaves to wilt and lose their luster.

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