• Eventual height: 0.2m
  • Eventual spread: 0.3m

Begonia 'Green Gecko'

begonia Green Gecko

UK grown
1 × rooted cutting £14.99
Delivery options
  • Standard £5.95
  • Position: Light shade
  • Soil: Well-drained potting compost
  • Rate of growth: Average
  • Hardiness: Frost tender (indoors only)

  • 'Green Gecko' brings an exuberant touch to any indoor room or conservatory, preferring light shade, this lizard-like, cane-type Begonia has large, jagged leaves with wine-red margins and silvery flecks that spiral inwards towards dark maroon centres. Occasional sprays of pink flowers add a charming touch to this stunning display.

    We’re proud to support our British growers, and having been raised by one of our trusted UK nurseries, this indoor plant has a low carbon footprint, which makes it perfect for an eco-friendly collection or gift.

  • Home care:
    Cane-stemmed begonias thrive with ample light, but it's essential to shield them from direct sunlight to prevent leaf scorch. The ideal temperature range for their growth is between 15-22°C (58-72°F). To ensure their well-being, it's crucial not to let the compost dry out completely, though overwatering should be avoided. In winter, reduce watering frequency accordingly.

    Maintaining proper humidity levels is key. Placing the container on a tray of gravel or expanded clay granules and keeping it moist, with the water level just below the gravel's surface, helps achieve this. For nourishment, well-established plants can be fed with a high-potassium plant feed fortnightly from May to September.

    When it comes to compost, using a multipurpose mixture, preferably peat-free and based on coir, is beneficial as it helps prevent problems with sciarid flies. Alternatively, John Innes No 2 compost is also a suitable option for cultivation.
  • Humans/Pets: Ornamental bulbs - not to be eaten