Begonia fulgurata is relatively new species from Northwestern Thailand. It is a compact woodland species with a small tuber and thus will expect a periodic seasonal rest. It is described to grow from 1000-1200m elevation in a very small endemic area. When growing well, its an amazingly stunning thing with rich purple-green leaves netted with electric silver to fuchsia pink venation.
NOTE: While everyone is going to ask for cultural suggestions, please understand that I have not grown it long enough nor had enough of it previously with which to experiment with regards to its preferred conditions and or resting needs. However, keep in mind this is a tuberous species, with a relatively small tuber. This typically implies that the rest is not extensive. Also know that from what i've seen of it thus far, it seems a little finicky and may be prone to crashing (going dormant upon disturbance). Based on that, and the fact that it propagates / roots readily from both stem and leaf cuttings, i suggest all recipients immediately set down a leaf or two as backup "insurance".
Husky young seed-grown plants in 2 1/2" pots.
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