Miss mummy is fun and lively plant that will add a splash of color and intrigue to your space with their intricate leaves. Native to Brazil, this plant is easy-going and enjoy bright indirect light, warm temperatures, and moisture.
Miss Mummy likes bright indirect light but no direct sun. Proper light helps the leaves and flowers develop a more intense color. Insufficient light causes the plant to become leggy and prevents flowering. When light is too intense, the edges of the leaves curl and turn brown.
Be careful not to over-water! If the plant is in a small pot, allow the top 1” of soil to dry out before watering. In a larger pot, allow the top 2”-3” of soil to dry out. Miss Mummy containers must have drip holes in the bottom for proper drainage and the plant should never sit in water. When over-watered, the leaves turn yellow and fall off.
Feed monthly in the spring and summer when Miss Mummy is actively growing with a liquid plant food high in potassium. Fertilize every other month during the rest of the year. To prevent leaf burn, feed begonias when the soil is damp and always dilute the food to 1/2 the recommended strength.
Toxic to: Cats and Dogs.
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