Mountain Orchids


Begonia crispula

Begonia crispula is another very unusual and interesting Begonia species. This one hails from Brazil. Its primary claim to fame is for its very attractive crinkle-textured kidney-shaped foliage. Its blooms are white, smallish, and held atop somewhat wiry stems.

It is a very compact plant and appreciates good humidity - thus lending itself to terrariums. However, this species also seems a little water-sensitive: excess water on the foliage can encourage leaf rot. Thus, very careful watering and/or growing the plant a tad on the dry side (good humidity though) seems to work best, even if being grown in a semi-closed / humid terrarium setting.

These are husky plants, currently in 3" pots.

View Terrarium / Begonia Culture Sheet

Temps:Light:
Int - WarmLow - Medium
Mature Size:Humidity:
6-8"70-90%
Temp Key:
Cool: 50-55F Nights
Int: 55-60F Nights
Warm: 60F+ Nights

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$15.00