Mountain Orchids

Begonia henryi (3 dormant tubers)

This came out of China, as an unlabeled species. Current consensus suggests that It appears to be a form of B. henryi.

It is very compact/petite, is tuberous (small tubers), bears beautifully marked/patterned foliage, and sizeable soft pink flowers. It is free flowering and the sizeable flowers compliment the patterned foliage. Please note: the main photo was taken last summer and, by the end of the season, the plant had gotten larger than in the photo - maybe up to 5" tall.

This species bears variably but dramatically patterned foliage - green with marbling of dark green-black! The "black" patches are iridescent and vary from black to silvery-grey - depending upon angle of light!

It will rest as the winter approaches - let it dry a bit.
NOTE: These are typically dormant (leafless) between November and May.

Culturally, it does not seem to be difficult at all. I've grown it well as a bench-top companion to Orchids in an Intermediate-temp greenhouse. This species seems to enjoy bright/medium light, and average humidity with a moisture retentive yet draining medium. It should also do fairly well as a terrarium plant - as long as it s not staying too wet - especially when resting.

At the end of the season, it will lose leaves and want to rest (dry-ish). It seems to prefer to be cool (below 55F) when resting.

Offered here as 3 dormant tubers, unpotted.

Cool - Int - WarmLow - Medium
Mature Size:Humidity:
Temp Key:
Cool: 50-55F Nights
Int: 55-60F Nights
Warm: 60F+ Nights

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