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**Begonia 'Harmony's Red Robin'** is a striking plant known for its vibrant red foliage and unique leaf patterns. Here are some care tips to help your Begonia 'Harmony's Red Robin' thrive:

### Light
- **Bright, Indirect Light**: This Begonia prefers bright, indirect light. Direct sunlight can scorch the leaves, while too little light can cause the colors to fade and the plant to become leggy.
- **Filtered Light**: A spot near a north or east-facing window is ideal. If placed in a south or west-facing window, use sheer curtains to filter the light.

### Watering
- **Consistent Moisture**: Keep the soil consistently moist but not waterlogged. Allow the top inch of soil to dry out between waterings.
- **Avoid Overwatering**: Overwatering can lead to root rot. Ensure the pot has good drainage to prevent water from accumulating at the bottom.

### Humidity
- **High Humidity**: This Begonia prefers higher humidity levels, ideally around 50-60% or more.
- **Increase Humidity**: Use a humidifier, place the plant on a tray with wet pebbles, or mist the leaves regularly, especially in dry indoor environments.

### Temperature
- **Warm Temperatures**: Ideal temperatures range from 60-75°F (15-24°C). Keep the plant away from cold drafts, heaters, and air conditioners.
- **Avoid Cold**: Begonia 'Harmony's Red Robin' is sensitive to cold and may suffer if exposed to temperatures below 50°F (10°C).

### Soil
- **Well-Draining Soil**: Use a light, well-draining potting mix. A mix of peat moss, perlite, and regular potting soil works well.
- **Slightly Acidic to Neutral pH**: Aim for a soil pH of 5.5 to 6.5.

### Fertilization
- **Balanced Fertilizer**: Feed with a balanced, water-soluble fertilizer every 4-6 weeks during the growing season (spring and summer).
- **Reduce Fertilization in Winter**: Fertilize less frequently during the fall and winter months when the plant's growth slows down.

### Pruning and Maintenance
- **Regular Pruning**: Prune the plant to maintain its shape and remove any dead or yellowing leaves. This encourages bushier growth and prevents the plant from becoming leggy.
- **Deadheading**: Remove spent flowers to encourage new blooms and maintain the plant's appearance.

### Repotting
- **Repot Every 1-2 Years**: Repot the plant every 1-2 years or when it becomes root-bound. Choose a pot that is only slightly larger than the current one.
- **Refresh the Soil**: Repotting provides an opportunity to refresh the soil and provide new nutrients.

### Pests and Diseases
- **Watch for Pests**: Common pests include aphids, mealybugs, and spider mites. Treat infestations promptly with insecticidal soap or neem oil.
- **Prevent Diseases**: Good air circulation and proper watering practices help prevent fungal diseases like powdery mildew and root rot.

By following these care tips, your Begonia 'Harmony's Red Robin' should thrive and bring vibrant color to your indoor garden.

Begonia 'Harmony's Red Robin'

SKU: BegHarRedRob
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