Begonia masoniana ‘Tricolor’ is a gorgeous variegated variety of this Chinese species. Mike Kartuz grew this cultivar from seed from B. masoniana. This lovely variegated variety was one of the seedlings. The leaf has the brown iron cross in the center, which is outlined with green Then there is a wide creamy colored band that runs to the margin. This clone likes a little extra humidity. It is frequently grown in a terrarium. It does fine in our humid greenhouse.
Shade to partial shade, temp 90 to 50 degrees, 8 to 10 inches tall, allow getting slightly dry between watering.