Begonia bogneri


Not surprisingly this species is native to Madagascar, which is home to some of the strangest flora and fauna in the world, having been isolated from the rest of the world for 88 million years. Its narrow leaves at first appear to be a blade of grass rather than a Begonia.  It is native to the northeast of Madagascar in Presqu’lle de Masoala, in an area called Hiataka.  Its current documented range seems to be restricted to only 2.47 acres, where it grows on shaded, mossy granite cliffs. Annual rainfall is about 140″.  It is a tuberous species but seems slightly less apt than other tuberous species to be triggered into dormancy.  The tubers are also, quite small, at least that I’ve observed.  It is easier to grow than it looks, and taking cuttings often will help ensure you always have plants growing of this species.  Flowers are pale pink and plants will often put out bloom after bloom for a period of months.

Available plants are well rooted and growing in 2″ pots.  They have many leaves and will be shipped bare root.  The last picture is representative of the plants available.

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