With fabulous polka-dotted foliage and exquisitely shaped leaves, Begonia 'White Ice' is a real head-turner. The intricate coloration of the leaves on the 'White Ice' give it the appearance of being hand painted. As the foliage of the Begonia 'White Ice' matures, unlike other plants, the details of each spot become more pronounced and beautiful. The National Begonia Society assimilated the spots to freckles of white ice, we think they look more like a fabulous fabric pattern from a dress from the 50s.
Ed's Plant Profile
- Scientific Name: Begonia 'White Ice'
- Common Name: White Ice Begonia
- Family: Begoniaceae
- Native Range: Brazil
Ed's Care Guide
- Care Level: Moderate
- Light: Prefers medium to bright, indirect sunlight, but can also tolerate lower light conditions. Keep the 'White Ice' out of direct sun.
- Water: Soil must be slightly moist. Requires more frequent watering in spring and summer. Avoid overwatering
- Humidity: High, >60%
- Temperature: 65-85F
- Pruning: Prune as needed to remove brown or dead leaves and control growth.
- Feeding: Fertilize using ted liquid houseplant fertilizer every two weeks in spring and summer.
- Propagation: Stem cuttings
- Growth: Grows upright. Leaves are usually asymmetric, extending to approximately 20 cm in length
- Pests: Subject to mealybugs and whiteflies
- Toxicity: Toxic if ingested by pets or humans