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Begonia 'Down Home'

Tender Perennial

What is Tender Perennial?

Unique and striking foliage

Shade tolerant

Easy to grow

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‘Down Home’ is a cane-stemmed begonia with erect, bamboo-like stems bearing bold, dark bronze leaves with pink undersides and clusters of long-lasting pendulous candy-pink flowers with white striped petals. Begonia ‘Down Home’ makes a striking houseplant with its exotic, tropical looks. Ultimate height: 60-120cm (24-48in). Ultimate spread: 60-120cm (24-48in).

Height Up to 60-120cm (24-48in)
Spread Up to 60-120cm (24-48in)

Tender Perennial

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dappled shade

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Place your Begonia in a bright spot that is not in direct sunlight – an east or west-facing windowsill is ideal. Water regularly but avoid overwatering or letting the plant sit in water. Aim the water directly onto the compost, avoiding splashing the leaves as much as possible. Feed fortnightly between May and September with a plant food that is high in potassium (for cane-types where abundant flowering is most important) or high in nitrogen (for rex-type or foliage varieties). Reduce watering in winter, allowing the surface of the compost to begin to dry out before watering again. In winter keep your begonias above a minimum temperature of 13°C. Plants can be brought outside in summer once night temperature reliably exceeds this.

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Van Meuwen strives to ensure that all its plants are delivered to you in the perfect condition for planting. While the majority of our nursery plants cope well with slight delays in intransit, sadly, the time it takes to deliver to certain locations in the UK means that we can't guarantee this for some of our smaller plug products and tender bedding and vegetable lines, which do not respond well to the extra journey time. So regretfully while we offer the majority of our live plant offering nationwide, we are unable to ship plugs, begging plants and tender vegetable plants to the following areas: HS, IV41-IV49, IV51, IV55-56, KW15-KW17, PA34, PA41-48, PA60-PA78, PA80, PH40-PH44, TR21-TR24, ZE1-ZE3.

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