|Common Name||NAUTILUS™ Begonia|
|Plant Series||Begonia NAUTILUS™ Collection|
|US Patent #||--|
|EU Grant #||--|
|Foliage Color||Black, Pink, Red, Silver|
|Hardiness Zone||9, 10, 11|
|Landscape Value||Use as a houseplant, in mixed containers, or in summer borders in shade.|
|Most Active Growing Season||Spring|
|Size (HT/W/FL HT)||15" / 20" / --"|
|Soil (Garden) (Garden)||Fertile, rich, moist Soil (Garden) with good porosity.|
|Water (Garden)||Keep evenly moist.|
|Special Uses||Deep South|
Begonia NAUTILUS™ Lilac
Violet-rose and ruby-purple foliage outlined with a glossy black rim. The leaf sinuses are swirled and curled. An amazingly dense and dramatic plant, perfect for gardens and large containers, indoors and out.
USDA Hardiness Zone(s): 9-11
Size (HT/W/FL HT): 15″ / 20″ / –“
Exposure: Full Shade
Bloom Time(s): —
|Water (Greenhouse)||Dry moderately between waterings.|
|EC||1.2 – 2.4|
|pH||6.0 – 6.5|
|Fertility Needs||150 – 200 ppm|
|Notes||Sanitation of media and growing conditions is critical. Greenhouse production recommended for best environmental controls. Avoid use of overhead irrigation. Do not crowd plants as this can lead to more disease problems and stretched plants. Do not plant too deep.|
|Finish Time to 4″||4 – 6 weeks|
|Finish Time to Gallon||8 – 10 weeks|
|Day Length for Flowering||Day Neutral|
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