Begonia ludwigii (patterned)

Begonia ludwigii (patterned)
Begonia ludwigii (patterned)

Begonia ludwigii is a fascinating, endangered (habitat loss), Thick-Stemmed species from Ecuador.  It is native to subtropical and tropical moist lowland to montane forests. It will form a upright stem over time and develops an almost caudex-like base - probably helping to ease it through seasonal dry spells.   It is NOT a terrarium-type species and I find it does well as an outdoor patio-type plant in the summer months.  It seems to prefer a fairly decent amount of light, and to not be too wet.  In winter, it tends to drop some foliage and i try and use caution at that time so as to not rot the roots. 

This stem-cutting-grown example bears purple-tinged patterns on the foliage with silvery-white splotches, though this will vary considerably throughout its lifetime. Seedling, adolescent, and mature forms all have their own very distinct color/pattering - the most bold when younger. 

I find it does not grow all that reliably from leaf cuttings. This is for a nicely developed plant in 4" pot.

Temps:Light:
Int - WarmMedium
Mature Size:Humidity:
20-40"50-80%
IntBeautiful, dramatic Thick-Stemmed species from Ecuador.
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Price: $35.00

Begonia ludwigii is a fascinating, endangered (habitat loss), Thick-Stemmed species from Ecuador.  It is native to subtropical and tropical moist lowland to montane forests. It will form a upright stem over time and develops an almost caudex-like base - probably helping to ease it through seasonal dry spells.   It is NOT a terrarium-type species and I find it does well as an outdoor patio-type plant in the summer months.  It seems to prefer a fairly decent amount of light, and to not be too wet.  In winter, it tends to drop some foliage and i try and use caution at that time so as to not rot the roots. 

This stem-cutting-grown example bears purple-tinged patterns on the foliage with silvery-white splotches, though this will vary considerably throughout its lifetime. Seedling, adolescent, and mature forms all have their own very distinct color/pattering - the most bold when younger. 

I find it does not grow all that reliably from leaf cuttings. This is for a nicely developed plant in 4" pot.

Temps:Light:
Int - WarmMedium
Mature Size:Humidity:
20-40"50-80%