Begonia cleopatrae is a charming rhizomatous species is from the beautiful Island of Palawan in the Philippines. It grows on a mountain called Cleopatra’s Needle. And that is how it got its name. It has a small, oval, leathery leaf that is chocolate brown with a wide light green area along the main vein. There are also green markings along the leaf margin. The back of the leaf is red. It has a compact growth habit and makes a great window sill plant. Just give it a little humidity and allow it to dry out between waterings. The flowers are light pink.
Care of Begonia cleopatrae:
- Bright, indirect light
- Humidity near 65%
- 50 to 95 degrees
- 6 to 8 inches tall
- Allow it to get fairly dry between watering
This plant is shipped in a 3 - 4 inch pot.
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