If you are looking for a foliage plant with WOW factor then purpled silvery green star shaped foliage of Begonia ‘Little Brother Montgomery’ make it a ‘must have’ plant.
It can be grown in containers and is also at home in the garden as long as it is grown in shade and a humus rich soil it seems to thrive.
This is a large growing Begonia, it can reach around 1 metre in height with a similar spread and yet is easily pruned to less than half this size.
Rosy pink flowers are an added attraction however for most this isa foliage plant.
Care and Growing Conditions
- A position in bright shade is ideal, full sun will very quickly burn the leaves.
- A humus rich well drained soil is required.
- In summer provide adequate moisture.
- In containers fertilise every 3 – 4 weeks with an indoor plant food. In the garden fertilise once a year with a general purpose slow release organic type fertiliser.
- Best in frost free positions and need to be overwinter indoors where heavy frost and freezes are likely
Propagation – Begonia ‘Little Brother Montgomery’
Easiest from stem cuttings, also possible from leaf cuttings, and division of rhizomes.
Available for sale from the following nurseries
138 Olinda-Monbulk Rd, Olinda VIC 3788
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