Mountain Orchids


Begonia staudtii

Begonia staudtii is a yellow-flowered African species often confused in cultivation with the VERY SIMILAR, yet far more difficult to get, "true" Begonia microsperma.   It's compact enough for larger terrariums, or definitely grown as a stunning accent in a shady humid greenhouse.  Stunningly attractive when full grown and blooming.

Note: From what we've seen, for many years most plants dispersed as B. microsperma in the USA have actually been Begonia staudtii and thus creating a lot of confusion.  So, if you have a B. "microsperma" (even those from us that you obtained prior to Sept 2016), there's a good chance that you're growing B. staudtii.  The discernable differences between these two species are not great - however, "True" B. microsperma has somewhat slimmer / narrower leaf outline with a more distinct drip-point to the leaf tip. The petioles (leaf stems) of B. microsperma are comparatively sparsely bristled, while those of B. staudtii's are quite hirsute.

These are husky, established, cutting-grown plants, currently in 3-4" pots.

Temps:Light:
Int - WarmLow - Medium
Mature Size:Humidity:
8-12"65-90%
Temp Key:
Cool: 50-55F Nights
Int: 55-60F Nights
Warm: 60F+ Nights

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$18.00