Begonia crispula

Begonia crispula
Begonia crispula

Begonia crispula is another very unusual and interesting Begonia species. This one hails from Brazil. Its primary claim to fame is for its very attractive crinkle-textured kidney-shaped foliage. Its blooms are white, smallish, and held atop somewhat wiry stems.

It is a very compact plant and appreciates good humidity - thus lending itself to terrariums. However, this species also seems a little water-sensitive: excess water on the foliage can encourage leaf rot. Thus, very careful watering and/or growing the plant a tad on the dry side (good humidity though) seems to work best, even if being grown in a semi-closed / humid terrarium setting.

These are husky plants, currently in 3" pots.

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Temps:Light:
Int - WarmLow - Medium
Mature Size:Humidity:
6-8"70-90%
Int - WarmHumid lover with short, broad, dramatically textured foliage
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Price: $25.00

Begonia crispula is another very unusual and interesting Begonia species. This one hails from Brazil. Its primary claim to fame is for its very attractive crinkle-textured kidney-shaped foliage. Its blooms are white, smallish, and held atop somewhat wiry stems.

It is a very compact plant and appreciates good humidity - thus lending itself to terrariums. However, this species also seems a little water-sensitive: excess water on the foliage can encourage leaf rot. Thus, very careful watering and/or growing the plant a tad on the dry side (good humidity though) seems to work best, even if being grown in a semi-closed / humid terrarium setting.

These are husky plants, currently in 3" pots.

View Terrarium / Begonia Culture Sheet

Temps:Light:
Int - WarmLow - Medium
Mature Size:Humidity:
6-8"70-90%