Begonia paulensis is a compact shrub-like species from Brazil. The oval leaves are a light green and have a puckered texture. The leaf petioles are densely covered with white hairs. The pattern of the recessed veins resembles a spiderweb and gives this species one of its common names, “The Spiderweb Begonia”. This species grows fast in mild temperatures but slows down in extremes of high heat. B. paulensis likes a little extra humidity.
Care of Begonia paulensis
Shade to partial shade, temp. 45 to 90 degrees, 12 to 18in. tall, allow getting slightly dry between watering.