Pigskin Begonia

Scientific Name: Rhizomatous Begonia ‘Pigskin’

Common Names: Pigskin Begonia

Overview: Pigskin Begonias are a species of Begonia native to China, Myanmar, and Vietnam. They are named after the unique pigskin-like texture of their leaves. Pigskin Begonias are a popular houseplant, particularly among collectors of unique and exotic plants, due to their attractive appearance and relative ease of care. They typically grow to be about 12 inches tall, with glossy, dark green leaves that can reach up to 6 inches in diameter.

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Natural Root Stimulant

Natural probiotics, organics, and moisture control gel boost root growth. Invigorates existing plants, reduces transplant shock and accelerates establishment of new plants. This all natural product will not burn roots.

When Transplanting: Apply between new soil and plant so stimulant touches root ball.

For Existing Plants: Apply stimulant 2-3 inches below top of soil.

Use the proper amount for each pot size:
6″ Pot: ½ Pack
8-10″ Pot: 1 Pack
12-14″ pot: 2 Packs

Organic Indoor Soil Mix

Watch your indoor plants flourish with PlantVine’s Organic Indoor Soil. This is our best all-purpose mix for the demanding requirements of indoor potted plants. The perfect combination of quality ingredients provides the ideal amount of water retention, drainage and aeration for a wide variety of interior plants. This is an all natural product containing no artificial fertilizers or chemicals. Each bag contains 128 oz of soil.

6” pot into an 8-10” planter: About 1.5 bags
8-10” pot into a 12-14” planter: About 3 bags

Organic Outdoor Potting Mix

PlantVine’s Organic Outdoor Potting Soil is time-tested and proven to help your outdoor potted plants thrive. This is our best all-purpose mix, and a smart choice for a wide variety of outdoor plants, flowers and vegetables. The all natural ingredients are specially blended to provide excellent long term drainage, high air porosity and good water holding capability. This mix contains no artificial fertilizers or chemicals. Each bag contains 128 oz of soil.

6” pot into an 8-10” planter: About 1.5 bags
8-10” pot into a 12-14” planter: About 3 bags

Soluble Fertilizer

Great for indoor and outdoor potted plants, this fertilizer quickly dissolves in water, making fertilizing as quick and simple as possible. Just mix 1 teaspoon (scoop included) with 1 gallon of water, and water as normal. Makes 48 gallons.

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Add Color and Texture to your Rare Begonia Collection

Begonias are a diverse and popular group of plants that are known for their colorful and showy flowers, as well as their attractive foliage. There are over 1,800 species of Begonia, which are native to tropical and subtropical regions around the world, including South America, Africa, and Southeast Asia. They are widely grown as ornamental plants in gardens and as houseplants.

Begonias come in a wide variety of shapes, sizes, and colors, making them a favorite among gardeners and plant collectors. They can be upright or trailing, and their flowers can be single or double, and range in color from white and pink to red and orange. Begonias are also valued for their foliage, which can be green, bronze, or variegated, and can have interesting patterns or textures.

In addition to their ornamental value, Begonias have also been used for medicinal purposes. Extracts from Begonia plants have been found to have anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer properties, among other potential health benefits. Overall, Begonias are a versatile and beautiful group of plants that can be enjoyed both indoors and outdoors.

Caring for your Begonia Pigskin

Begonias are relatively easy to care for, although their specific care requirements can vary depending on the species or variety. They generally prefer well-draining soil and bright, indirect light, although some species can tolerate lower light levels. Overwatering can cause root rot, so it’s important to allow the soil to dry out partially between waterings. They also benefit from occasional fertilization during the growing season.


Pigskin Begonias prefer bright, indirect light. Avoid direct sunlight, as it can scorch the leaves. They can also tolerate lower light levels, but this may cause the leaves to become less colorful.


Allow the top layer of soil to dry out partially between waterings. Overwatering can cause root rot, so it’s important to not let the soil stay too moist. When you water, make sure to thoroughly saturate the soil.


Pigskin Begonias prefer higher humidity levels, so consider using a humidifier or placing a tray of water near the plant. You can also mist the leaves with water regularly to increase humidity.


Pigskin Begonias prefer temperatures between 60 and 75 degrees Fahrenheit. Avoid exposing them to temperatures below 50 degrees, which can cause damage to the leaves.


Use well-draining soil that retains some moisture. A mixture of peat moss, perlite, and potting soil can work well.


Fertilize your Pigskin Begonia once a month during the growing season (spring and summer) with a balanced fertilizer.


Prune your Pigskin Begonia as needed to maintain its shape and size. You can also pinch off new growth to encourage bushier growth.


Pigskin Begonias can be propagated through stem cuttings. Simply take a cutting with several leaves and place it in moist soil or water until it roots.

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