Mountain Orchids

Begonia lichenora

Begonia lichenora is a recently described (2017), miniature-growing & creeping species from Sarawak, Borneo.  It is described as native to lightly shaded wet forests where it is found typically growing up steep soil slopes / embankments.  

Once established, it is a heavy bloomer with many tiny white to very pale pink flowers held on short upright stems.  

Culturally, it seems to respond fairly well to a damp neutral to slightly acid medium and high humidity.  I've grown it in sphagnum as well as in mixes; with the former, one must use care not to keep too wet or allow to become excessively acidic. Although it has not been particularly problematic for me, one should probably still consider this not a beginner plant if only for its diminutive size and delicate tissue constitution.

Offered here as an established and rooted plant in 1 1/2" pot.  

View Terrarium / Begonia Culture Sheet

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

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