Begonia "U639" (hatacoa var. rubrifolia)

It was suggested (still not yet officially confirmed) that this is likely to be the dark red form of B. hatacoa var. rubrifolia  (pers. comm , 2015, Dr. Ching-I Peng).

This plant forms an upright vase-like clump of 6-7" lanceolate, fairly leathery leaves. It's leaf color is a deep glossy purple-green while the underside is tinted an intense wine red.  My plant originated from within a packet of seed of a Vietnamese species (then "U636": Now confirmed as B. pulvinifera, typically from the Chinese border region of Vietnam).   Out of that seed tray, about 4 of these plants grew; of them, this particular plant seemed to have the darkest leaf color.  

It  seems to be an easy plant for warm, humid, well-drained conditions.  

These are leaf-propagated plants - currently in 3" pots.

Temps:Light:
Int - WarmLow - Medium
Mature Size:Humidity:
6-7"65-90%
Int - WarmA very dark-leaved species, with dramatic red undersides
SKU:  item-1287
Qty Avail:  10
Price: $18.00

It was suggested (still not yet officially confirmed) that this is likely to be the dark red form of B. hatacoa var. rubrifolia  (pers. comm , 2015, Dr. Ching-I Peng).

This plant forms an upright vase-like clump of 6-7" lanceolate, fairly leathery leaves. It's leaf color is a deep glossy purple-green while the underside is tinted an intense wine red.  My plant originated from within a packet of seed of a Vietnamese species (then "U636": Now confirmed as B. pulvinifera, typically from the Chinese border region of Vietnam).   Out of that seed tray, about 4 of these plants grew; of them, this particular plant seemed to have the darkest leaf color.  

It  seems to be an easy plant for warm, humid, well-drained conditions.  

These are leaf-propagated plants - currently in 3" pots.

Temps:Light:
Int - WarmLow - Medium
Mature Size:Humidity:
6-7"65-90%