Begonia malachosticta is a very exotic looking species collected in Sabah, Malaysia on the island of Borneo. The leaves are oval shaped and come to a point at the apex. The color is light green with raised pink spots in patterns on the upper leaf surface. There is a red spot at the point of petiole attachment. The petioles and stems are bright red. It has an upright growth habit and branches freely. This new species requires extra humidity to grow well and is frequently grown in a terrarium with spaghnum moss and perlite media. This plant is likely to lose many leaves while in transit, which does not indicate the overall health of the plant.
This plant needs special care and is not for the beginner. Due to the special growing conditions of this plant we only offer an arrive alive only guarantee and not our normal 30 days. This plant will drop many leaves in transit, this is normal behavior; it is highly recommended that this plant is shipped via Overnight shipping methods.
Care of Begonia malachosticta:
Shade to partial shade, temp. 50 to 95 degrees, 12 to 18 in. tall, allow getting slightly dry between waterings, it requires high humidity.
This plant is shipped in a 3 inch pot.
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