Begonia ludwigii (silver tips)

Begonia ludwigii (silver tips)
Begonia ludwigii (silver tips)

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 can be a bit of a challenge to grow well, probably owing to my being a bit heavy-handed with the watering in winter. 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 lime green foliage with silver markings hat the leaf tips. Elegant and clean. 

I find it does not grow all that reliably from leaf cuttings. This is for a nicely developed young plant in 3-4" pot.

Temps:Light:
Int - WarmMedium
Mature Size:Humidity:
20-40"50-80%
IntSilver-tipped form of this Thick-Stemmed species from Ecuador.
SKU:  item-1790
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Price: $45.00

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 can be a bit of a challenge to grow well, probably owing to my being a bit heavy-handed with the watering in winter. 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 lime green foliage with silver markings hat the leaf tips. Elegant and clean. 

I find it does not grow all that reliably from leaf cuttings. This is for a nicely developed young plant in 3-4" pot.

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