Begonia sp. aff. mendumae (Mtns Select Form 2)

Begonia sp. aff. mendumae (Mtns Select Form 2)
Begonia sp. aff. mendumae (Mtns Select Form 2)
Seed grown and at least one authority believes this to be a form of Begonia mendumae, from Sulawesi.  This species is quite variable and bears rather thin textured foliage in clumps with ether pale pink or white blooms.   

Out of the seedlings I grew, I selected (kept) the best four to be grown, propagated, and offered as prime examples of this stunning species.  They represent the most dramatically color patterned and strong growing of their lot.  "Select form 2" bears a high-contrast leaf pattern of dark green heavily patterned over with a pale silvery-bluish-green.  Flower color is a medium pink.  Showy and vigorous.

Culturally, this species seems to respond well to high humidity that so suits others of its ilk - so is likely best grown under-glass (terrarium). That being said, so far it appears to be a reliable and trouble-free grower and is fairly quick to propagate.   The only aspect to watch for - is its thin leaf substance makes it easy to wilt/rot if in too low a humidity or is kept too wet. 

Offered here as a husky blooming sized plant in 2 1/2-3" pot.

View Terrarium / Begonia Culture Sheet

Temps:Light:
Int - WarmLow - Medium
Mature Size:Humidity:
5-6"75-95%
Int - WarmFrom humid Sulawesi (terrarium culture)
SKU:  item-1584-2
Qty Avail:  5
Price: $60.00
Seed grown and at least one authority believes this to be a form of Begonia mendumae, from Sulawesi.  This species is quite variable and bears rather thin textured foliage in clumps with ether pale pink or white blooms.   

Out of the seedlings I grew, I selected (kept) the best four to be grown, propagated, and offered as prime examples of this stunning species.  They represent the most dramatically color patterned and strong growing of their lot.  "Select form 2" bears a high-contrast leaf pattern of dark green heavily patterned over with a pale silvery-bluish-green.  Flower color is a medium pink.  Showy and vigorous.

Culturally, this species seems to respond well to high humidity that so suits others of its ilk - so is likely best grown under-glass (terrarium). That being said, so far it appears to be a reliable and trouble-free grower and is fairly quick to propagate.   The only aspect to watch for - is its thin leaf substance makes it easy to wilt/rot if in too low a humidity or is kept too wet. 

Offered here as a husky blooming sized plant in 2 1/2-3" pot.

View Terrarium / Begonia Culture Sheet

Temps:Light:
Int - WarmLow - Medium
Mature Size:Humidity:
5-6"75-95%