• Eventual height: 0.5m
  • Eventual spread: 0.3m

Begonia 'Little Brother Montgomery'

begonia Little Brother Montgomery

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

  • Resembling the captivating 'Connie Boswell', Begonia 'Little Brother Montgomery' stands out as a remarkable cane-type begonia. Its intricately divided, maple-shaped leaves exhibit a silvery-green hue, highlighted by a striking dark bronze centre, veining, and edging. When newly formed, the leaves boast a charming pink tint and periodically throughout the year, this rhizomatous perennial produces dainty pink flowers.

    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