Begonia malachosticta is a very exotic looking species collected in Sabah, Malaysia on the island of Borneo. The leaves are oval shaped and come to a point at the apex. The color is light green with raised pink spots in patterns on the upper leaf surface. There is a red spot at the point of petiole attachment. The petioles and stems are bright red. It has an upright growth habit and branches freely. This new species requires extra humidity to grow well. It is frequently grown in a terrarium in a spaghnum moss and perlite media.
Care of Begonia malachosticta:
Shade to partial shade, temp. 50 to 95 degrees, 12 to 18 in. tall, allow getting slightly dry between waterings, it requires high humidity.
This plant is shipped in a 3 inch pot.
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