Begonia chlorosticta (dark form)
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.
Begonia chlorosticta (dark form) is one of the most exotic foliage begonias in cultivation. It is native to the lowland forests of Sarawak, Malaysia. The elliptic shaped leaves of this shrub-like begonia are burgundy to very dark green with chartreuse blotches and margins. The main veins near the point of petiole attachment are red. It has a shrubby growth habit and likes lots of humidity. It is usually grown in a terrarium but will do well in a humid greenhouse.
Care of Begonia chlorosticta (dark form):
Shade to partial shade, temp. 65 to 95 degrees, 10 to 12 in. tall, allow getting slightly dry between watering, requires high humidity, usually grown in a terrarium.
This plant is shipped in a 3 inch pot.
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