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Angel Wing Begonia - Begonia Maculata
This plant is pick up only. Please read the Plant Pick Up FAQ's at the end before you buy to avoid disappointment.
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 and this particular cultivar has the most adorable frilled edges and amazing brick-red colour underneath of the leaves. Something a bit extra special. Going by the mother plant. she'll have apricot-peachy-pink colour flowers. One old leaf has a bit of healed damage (see the photos). It's otherwise healthy so I haven't taken that leaf off, but you can if you wish, I'll leave that up to you.
All photos are of the same plant, which is the exact plant you'll receive. Currently in an 11.5cm Teku clear pot that allows you to easily monitor moisture level and root health at a glance. Planted and well rooted in Fernwood Fern Fibre. She's actively putting out new growth like crazy. Fed half-strength Foliage Pro with every water to avoid deficiencies. Her latest leaf is already just under 16cm long! 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 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 happy. Their flowers don't have a scent but are gorgeous colours, usually white, peach, orange or 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. In a typical kiwi summer they're likely to need weekly to twice-weekly watering, weekly to fortnightly in winter, but it depends on your conditions.
*Plant pick up FAQ's*
Please read before you buy
Please only purchase provided you are happy with the following requirements. Please read in full before you buy. If your question isn't answered below, ask first before you buy, but do keep in mind as there's only one of this exact plant shown, so there's a chance you may miss out while waiting to hear back from me, but I'll do my best to reply quickly. Your question will likely be answered below, so read this first...
I want it! How do I get this plant?
Add to cart then check out like normal. It doesn't matter what address you enter when you checkout, so enter your address like usual. If you only have pick-up plants on your order, shipping will say 'PICK UP' as your only shipping option. This plant cannot be shipped to you sorry. Once paid for, it's all yours! Be sure to read the rest of the pick up FAQ's below before you go ahead.
Where is pick-up from?
One Tree Hill in Auckland. Once you've completed your order, I'll email you to arrange a pick-up day and time that suits you. Pick-up is required within 2 weeks of ordering (1 week normally, but extended due to Christmas). Pick-up times are between 8am and 8pm. I'll let you know the address and my mobile number after you order.
Pick-up days: DEC > 20th, 21st, 22nd, 23rd, 24th or JAN > From the 10th onwards.
Please note it will be contactless pick-up, so your plant will be placed safely under cover for you to collect, on the day and time you choose. Just text me when you're on your way. Only your plant will be waiting for you, with your name on it, to avoid confusion :)
What if I my plans change?
If pick-up needs to change closer to the time, all good, I'll give you my mobile number so we can keep in touch. As long as pick up is completed within 14 days of ordering.
Can I order other products for pick-up also?
Yes, you can, however a small packing fee will apply. If you order plants only, no extra fees apply. If you order plants plus other products, a fee of $5.50 applies. Just pick 'Standard Shipping' when you check out. Your order won't be shipped of course, that just covers the packing fee.
Can you put a plant 'on hold' for me?
No holds or rain-checks sorry. Only once your order is paid for is your plant is all yours. Adding to cart does not 'save' a plant for you, or stop others from buying it. I can't hold a plant. It really is 'first in, first served' and orders do need to be completed and paid for on the website.
Can someone else pick my order up for me?
Yes, they can. The only two people who know what day and time your plant will be ready for collection is you and me, so if you want to share those details with someone else so they can collect for you, all good, that's up to you. Just ask them to text me when they're on their way.
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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 $7.50 nationwide (or $12.50 for rural).
IN STOCK, READY TO SHIP
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).
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