Both Begonia staudtii and Begonia microsperma are yellow-flowered African species. The are often confused in cultivation with each other as they are VERY SIMILAR. The main observable difference in each is the degree of bristly hairs on the leaf petioles. Otherwise leaf color and texture are each a nearly identical lime green.
That being said of its supposed parents, it remains quite interesting in that THIS plant bears so much red-purple pigmentation - a trait that really isn't evident in either parent. I’ve been told that this was from a manually created cross and thus is confirmed in its identity - although I still remain a bit skeptical. I currently have some seedlings of my own cross pollination that are germinating (02/2019) to see what comes out.
In any case, this plant is compact enough for medium-larger terrariums and it is stunningly attractive when full grown and blooming.
These are husky, established, cutting-grown plants, currently in 2 - 3" pots.
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