Begonia 'Irian Jaya'
Begonia 'Irian Jaya' was found in the Indonesian part of West New Guinea (Irian Jaya). It was thought to be a species and given the species number U682. After consulting with Indonesian botanists it is now thought to be a hybrid.
This shrub-like begonia has a full growth habit and once established it blooms constantly with bright pink flowers. The silver leaves have olive green veins and a red reverse. It likes a little extra humidity and does very well in our greenhouse.
Care of Begonia 'Irian Jaya':
- Bright, indirect light
- 45 to 95 degrees
- Humidity 40 to 60%
- 2 to 3 feet tall
- Water when soil becomes fairly dry
This plant is shipped in a 3.5 to 4 inch pot.
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