Mountain Orchids

Begonia "U639" (hatacoa var. rubrifolia)

It was suggested (still not yet officially confirmed) that this is likely to be the dark red form of B. hatacoa var. rubrifolia  (pers. comm , 2015, Dr. Ching-I Peng).

This plant forms an upright vase-like clump of 6-7" lanceolate, fairly leathery leaves. It's leaf color is a deep glossy purple-green while the underside is tinted an intense wine red.  My plant originated from within a packet of seed of a Vietnamese species (then "U636": Now confirmed as B. pulvinifera, typically from the Chinese border region of Vietnam).   Out of that seed tray, about 4 of these plants grew; of them, this particular plant seemed to have the darkest leaf color.  

It  seems to be an easy plant for warm, humid, well-drained conditions.  

These are leaf-propagated plants - currently in 3" pots.

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

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