Begonia pulvinifera (U636)

This Vietnamese Begonia species was shared with me as seed.  Germination was poor and I was able to only grew out a few.   I kept the nicest one and have been letting it mature.  It gets pretty big (by my standards), so far up to 28"+ tall, impressive enough to keep it what it otherwise my collection of mostly smaller growers.   So far (4 years later), I still have yet to bloom it - so leaf propagation / rhizome division is the only means to propagate it.  For me, leaf propagation is quite reluctant and only a very small percentage form plantlets. 

Begonia pulvinifera is native to Vietnam and one of its tell-tale identifiers (not always visible on an immature plant) is the swellings at the petiole bases.    

As you can see, the plant bears peltate leaves - which are glossy and smooth.  They are quite heavy textured and firm - almost plastic-like.  It seems to grow well Inetrmediate to warm but is seemingly quite tolerant of extremes.  I’ve been growing it as a greenhouse subject with good humidity, but occasionally it dries a bit.  

Besides the large peltate leaves, the other attractive feature of this species is that each NEW LEAF is shrimp pink in color - transitioning to green as they reach full size.

This is a LARGE Mature division currently in a 8" pot (will be shipped OUT OF POT).  

Temps:Light:
Int - WarmLow - Medium
Mature Size:Humidity:
12-22", clumping65-80%
Int - WarmShrimp-Pink new leaves are stunning
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Price: $100.00

This Vietnamese Begonia species was shared with me as seed.  Germination was poor and I was able to only grew out a few.   I kept the nicest one and have been letting it mature.  It gets pretty big (by my standards), so far up to 28"+ tall, impressive enough to keep it what it otherwise my collection of mostly smaller growers.   So far (4 years later), I still have yet to bloom it - so leaf propagation / rhizome division is the only means to propagate it.  For me, leaf propagation is quite reluctant and only a very small percentage form plantlets. 

Begonia pulvinifera is native to Vietnam and one of its tell-tale identifiers (not always visible on an immature plant) is the swellings at the petiole bases.    

As you can see, the plant bears peltate leaves - which are glossy and smooth.  They are quite heavy textured and firm - almost plastic-like.  It seems to grow well Inetrmediate to warm but is seemingly quite tolerant of extremes.  I’ve been growing it as a greenhouse subject with good humidity, but occasionally it dries a bit.  

Besides the large peltate leaves, the other attractive feature of this species is that each NEW LEAF is shrimp pink in color - transitioning to green as they reach full size.

This is a LARGE Mature division currently in a 8" pot (will be shipped OUT OF POT).  

Temps:Light:
Int - WarmLow - Medium
Mature Size:Humidity:
12-22", clumping65-80%