Begonia Ferox is a true gem within the Begoniaceae family, native to southwest China. This new variety is super rare and not available in stores often. Of course Begonia Ferox is very much loved for its unique foliage. It’s looks might also be a little deceiving. The dark spikes/cones (called bullae) on the leaves are actually not sharp to touch. And don’t you just want to touch those cool spikes! New leaves come in a beautiful red wine color, and eventually turn green. And don’t forget the unique back sides of the leaves! It’s no wonder Begonia Ferox is nicknamed ‘The Fierce Begonia’!
To let your Begonia Ferox thrive keep a few care tips in mind. It all comes down to four key elements: humidity, soil, water and light.
Humidity is perhaps the most important to keep your Begonia Ferox happy. Begonia Ferox does require a higher than average humidity. Try to keep it at 70% minimum. When the humidity is too low you’ll see the leaves will crisp. Having a humidifier is perfect to keep the humidity at level. Even though the plant loves high humidity, don’t place it right under the humidifier. Begonia Ferox does not appreciate water or access damp to stay on the leaves, this can cause some rotting spots. So make sure the airflow is on point. Or put the Begonia Ferox a bit further away from the humidifier. As for the soil it’s recommended to use a well draining soil. Keep the soil moist, but never let the soil be soaking. Watering a bit once a week should do the trick. Lastly make sure you find the right spot for your Begonia Ferox. The plant will do best in some indirect sunlight. Or even a spot with a bit more shade will be fine.
Begonia Ferox is perhaps the most unique looking Begonia out there. This fierce looking Begonia is a must have for any plant lover. We have fallen totally in love with this special Begonia!