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Angel Wing Begonia - Auckland pick-up only
Pick up only. This plant is one of one. The exact plant shown in all photos is the one you'll receive. Please check the Plant Pick Up FAQ's at the end.
Angel Wing Begonia
These are a forever favourite for me. You wouldn't think so to look at those unique, delicate looking leaves, but they are actually really easy care. I love those metallic silvery-white spots on olive green. Medium light gives you stunning foliage with darker green and brighter white, whereas higher-light increases growth and gives you flowers, but leaves may get dry edges.
Please note - as shown in the photos - this plant has 3 leaves with dry edges from being in higher light. Shifted to medium light now so unlikely to get worse or lose those leaves.
This girl is growing fast, currently coming up 25cms tall. All photos are of the same plant, which is the exact plant you'll receive. Currently in an 11cm Teku clear pot that allows you to easily monitor moisture level and root health at a glance. Planted in, well rooted and growing happily in Bioleaf Fine Blend potting mix. Actively putting out new growth.
Raised on GT CCS, and now being fed half-strength GT Complete Focus with every water to avoid deficiencies. She comes from a very healthy Mother Plant with large than normal mature leaf size, so has superb potential. She's going to be a stunning plant. They are super easy to propagate also, in water or soil, so you'll get some glorious babies from her soon enough (let her get a bit more mature first).
Make sure to read the plant pick-up FAQ's below before you buy.
Angel Wing Begonia Care
If you haven't had one before, here's the full Angel Wing Begonia Care Guide. The short version is they prefer medium indirect light and handle lower light better than most. They prefer a nice free-draining, airy mix that still has good water retention (I use fern fibre or aroid mix). Frequent, light, half fertilising is ideal when growing (if kept somewhere warm and bright, these girls grow all year round).
You can stake them up or let them branch out, but I find with good food their stems are nice and sturdy so will support both, and look gorgeous either way. They are fast growing and flower when in a brighter light. Their flowers don't have a scent but are gorgeous colours, usually peachy orange to pink.
They like being kept moist, not dry, not wet. I let the top maybe quarter of the pot dry out before watering again, but don't let them fully dry out. Their leaves with curl and wilt a little when thirsty. Best to water before then.
*Plant pick up FAQ's*
Please read before you buy
I want it! How do I get this plant?
Add to cart, check out like normal, and enter your address like usual even though you'll be picking up. Look for the shipping option PLANT PICK-UP. This plant cannot be shipped to you because covid combined with recent long weekends is causing unpredictable shipping times, so I don't want to risk shipping at the moment. Once paid for, it's all yours!
Where is pick-up from?
One Tree Hill in Auckland. Once you've completed your order, I'll email you the pick-up details. Pick-up is required within 1 week (7 days) of ordering. Pick-up times are 9am to 7pm Monday to Friday, and 9am to midday Saturday. I'll let you know the address and my mobile number. Keep an eye out for the email, usually sent the same day depending on what time of day you order.
Please note it will be contactless pick-up, so your plant will be placed safely under shelter for you to collect, on the day and time you choose. Only your plant will be waiting for you, with your name on the box :)
What if I my pick-up plans change?
All good, just let me know. You'll have my mobile number so we can keep in touch.
Can I order other products for pick-up also?
Yes, you can. Provided you have a pick-up plant in your order, you can add other products to the same order, and collect everything at the same time.
Can you put a plant 'on hold' for me?
No holds or rain-checks sorry. Only once your order is paid for is this plant all yours. Adding to cart does not 'save' a plant for you, or block others from buying it.
Can someone else pick my order up?
Yes, they can. The only two people who know the pick-up details are you and me, so if you want to share those details with someone else, all good, that's up to you. Just ask them to text me when they're on their way.
Can I change which plant I get?
The plant you will receive is the exact plant in the photos only. Every plant I list is one of one, with each plant photographed separately, so cannot be changed for a different plant.
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For $2 you can upgrade to signature required. Well worth it for anything valuable or limited edition that can't be replaced. Choosing signature required gives both of us the ability to claim if anything goes wrong with the courier. Signature required is flat rate $7.90 nationwide (or $12.50 for rural).
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Everything showing in stock online, is in stock right here, right now, in Auckland NZ, ready to ship. No drop shipping from other countries. No delays.
SHIPPING EVERY DAY
Orders ship every week-day, Monday to Friday (except plants which only ship Mondays and Tuesdays). For everything else, order before 7pm Sunday through Thursday, and your order will normally be packed and on the courier the next morning. Zoom zoom! We do ship on Saturdays also when we can, however can't always guarantee a Friday order will ship on a Saturday.
Normal delivery is 1 to 2 working days. Some regions can take longer, 3 to 4 working days is normally the longest wait, depending on where you're based (I'm based in Auckland). Keep in mind covid and extreme weather can both cause delays.
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