Scientific name: Begonia cleopatrae
Natural habitat: Cleopatra’s Needle mountain, up to 400m, flattened against vertical rocks; Palawan, Philippines
Soil: light potting soil with extra perlite
Watering: dry between watering
Hardiness: min 10°C (50°F)
Groups: rhizomatous Begonia
Begonia cleopatrae has small, oval, leathery leaves that are chocolate brown with a wide light green area along the main vein and red underside. Compact growth habit.
We have developed a safe, special packaging for Begonia. We wrap the roots in moist sphagnum and the root ball is placed in plastic bag and then wrapped with foil. The whole plant is then placed in a large plastic cup and the plant is secured in place with toothpicks. Then we close the lid and tape it shut. We have tested this extensively over 6 months and this way the plant travels safe easy for over 3 weeks. On receiving check your plant for rotten or mushy leaves and trim them if any. Then soak the whole plant in water for 12 hours, making sure the water temperature stays within 24-32℃ (75-90℉). Then pot it in a mix of 2/3 of potting soil and 1/3 perlite. Water it thoroughly and let run off. Lastly, place your potted Begonia in an enclosed humid environment (a container covered by plastic wrap) in indirect sunlight. Keep it there for 7-14 days. Make sure the substrate is always saturated with water, but no water is standing in the pot. In about two weeks you have a healthy plant ready to adorn your home.
Terms & Conditions
- ePackage: Thai Royal Mail + your national postal service. Available for orders under 4.4lbs (2kg). Normally it takes 10-14 days;
- EMS: Expedited shipping. It takes also 10-14 days;
- Dragon Courier: Covered with our Live Arrival Guarantee. Dragon Courier ships out of Thailand and do the custom clearing, which makes it passing quicker through the customs. Then they hand it over to DHL or UPS for domestic delivery. The package is always stored in the room temperatures even winter time. Shipments take 5-6 working days for Europe and Canada, and 5-8 days for the USA.
- Correct address and contact details of recipient - We should have been provided with correct address and contact details including cell number and email. The shipment must be sent to the correct delivery address, and not forwarded to another address. P.O.Box is not acceptable as the shipping address.
- First delivery attempt - The shipment must be received on the first delivery attempt, or be picked up the day of the first delivery attempt. If you miss the delivery and the package is delayed a day or more because of it, we will not accept responsibility for any losses. It is your responsibility to check the tracking number for delivery, even if courier does not leave a "pink slip" notifying you they tried to deliver the package.
- Clear photo provided within 24 hours – You need to send us a clear picture or video of the full plant in issue with its name, explaining what’s going on within 24 hours upon receipt.
- Package was shipped by Dragon Courier – In case you choose postal E-package, eCommerce Express or EMS, you accept the risk and no compensation will be issued.
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Importer Permit USA There is a limit of 12 plants you can import without having importer permit issued to you by USDA. If your order is more than 12 plants, please email us your importer permit after ordering. If you don't have one you can get it here. On the top of that page you will see a drop-down named “Ready to Apply?” and “Select an option”. Select there option “PPQ-587” and proceed with the application. It is easy and free online procedure. You don't need the importer permit for orders up to 12 plants.
Other countries For other shipped countries no importer permit is needed for any amount of plants.
- Disinfect the plant 2 days before shipping;
- Remove soil on day of shipment;
- Clean roots with water until ALL soil is removed;
- Spray 0.03% imidacloprid over plants and dry 30 min;
- OR dip roots for 3 minutes in fungicide and Confidor solution (get sucked up by the plant);
- After that we place all in drying room for 45 min;
- Then we add sterile sphagnum to the roots and wrap this in plastic bag;
- We wrap roots in plastic bag and wrap plant in special designed, clean paper for export, and pack;
- We use new, never used card board boxes, that are tested and approved by ALL Global airfreight standards and ISO requirements.
Specification: Begonia cleopatrae