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Begonia Ferox

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Introducing the Begonia ferox, a rare and striking species that adds an extraordinary touch to any plant collection. Known for its rugged charm, this begonia features distinctive foliage adorned with raised, silvery-white spines on a dark green background, giving it a fierce and almost prehistoric appearance. These unique armored leaves not only captivate visually but also serve to deter predators in its native habitat of Vietnam.

The Begonia ferox thrives under conditions that replicate its natural tropical environment. It prefers bright, indirect light which highlights the contrast and detail of its textured leaves. Too much direct sunlight can cause damage to the foliage, so a spot with filtered light is ideal to maintain its vibrant appearance.

Caring for Begonia ferox involves maintaining consistent moisture levels without waterlogging the soil. It’s best to allow the topsoil to become slightly dry between waterings to ensure the roots are not sitting in water. Employing a well-draining soil mix and a pot with proper drainage holes is crucial to avoid issues such as root rot.

Humidity plays a vital role in keeping your Begonia ferox healthy. This plant loves a humid environment, so increasing the humidity around the plant will help mimic its natural habitat. This can be achieved by placing a humidifier nearby, grouping it with other plants, or setting it on a pebble tray filled with water.

Fertilizing the Begonia ferox every four to six weeks during the growing season with a balanced, water-soluble fertilizer will support its growth and enhance leaf production. During the dormant winter months, reduce fertilization to help the plant rest.

Despite its fierce look, the Begonia ferox is a delicate plant that needs careful attention to thrive indoors. It’s a conversation starter and a collector's dream, perfect for enthusiasts looking to add something truly unique to their indoor gardens. With the right care, this begonia will grow into a splendid specimen, bringing a touch of the wild and wonderful to your home.

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    Do you ship year-round?

    Yes – we ship every week of the year! However, in the case of extreme weather conditions or emergency situations (e.g. flooding/fires that would interupt couriers), we may delay shipping until it is safe to ship.

    How long will it take to recieve my order?

    We always choose overnight or express shipping options. Once shipped, most orders arrive in 1-2 days in Canada and the USA. Depending on your location, shipping might take longer. Occassionally, customs clearance might take an additional day.

    Where do products ship from?

    We ship orders from our store or specialized grow facility in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

    Do I recieve a tracking number?

    A tracking number will be emailed to you once your order has shipped. You can also find your order and tracking information under your account.

    What's the process to return an item if I decide I don'twant it?

    We will gladly accept returns for a refund, provided the items and plants have not been damaged, propogated, or repotted. Returned plants are subject to a 10% restocking fee, due to the recovery care needed for returned plants, and shipping/permit costs are nonrefundable. Customers are responsible for return shipping costs as well as all paperwork required to ship back to Canada (e.g. phytosanitary certificates).