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Begonia pavonina is a rhizomatous species from Malaysia. The leaves are dark bronze and red on the back. The flowers are light pink. When it is grown in low light the leaves have an attractive iridescent blue sheen to them. One of the common names for this species is "Peacock Begonia". This species grows along streams in the higher elevations of Malaysia. It does like high humidity and air movement. It needs to be grown in a terrarium or humid greenhouse (>80% humidity). It is recommended to ship with an expedited shipping method (2Day or Overnight).
Care of Begonia pavonina:
Very high humidity (>80%), Shade, temp. 50 to 95 degrees, 10 to 12 in. tall, allow getting fairly dry between watering.
This plant is shipped in a 3 inch pot.
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