It is a perennial exquisitely beautiful with deep green foliage, silver spots and hair-like gray margins. It is usually grown as groundcover in USDA Zones 9-11, but can be used in colder climates as well. In other parts of the country, winter care is essential. If you grow this begonia in pot in cold regions, you should bring it indoors during the cold months. This begonia can reach up to 2-5 feet tall and cover up to 2 feet. The flowers of this begonia are white and yellow. Even though it blooms all year long, it tends to have the heaviest bloom in early spring or late winter.
This plant does well when planted in semi-shade to filtred light. It doesn't tolerate strong sunlight or too much moisture from rain. Therefore, you need to water regularly and make sure that the soil never dries out completely, especially during the heat of the summer. Begonia nigritarum is an attractive ornamental plant that stands out due to it unique foliage. It prefers soil with an acidic PH level and maintains an attractive shape in all seasons. The soil should be kept slightly moist but it can survive short dry spells. During the winter, you may need to protect the plant with a thick layer of mulch.
This begonia is easy to maintain and care. Cut off any wilted or dead foliage and stems, and remove any excess soil around the roots. Pruning is not necessary, but you can do so to maintain the shape of the plant. Fertilizer is also not required but if you want to encourage blooming, use an organic fertilizer during the spring and summer.
Begonia nigritarum is a hardy plant that is easy to maintain and provides beautiful foliage and year-long blooms. It does best in USDA zone 9-11, but can also be grown in colder climates with proper winter care. It prefers partial shade, regular watering and slightly acidic soil. With the proper care, you can enjoy the beauty and foliage of this begonia for years to come.