Begonia burkilli ‘Variegated’


This striking rhizomatous Begonia is an easy keeper in the terrarium. With some additional humidity provided it can also do well as a houseplant (humidifier running constantly). It can grow to 8″ tall, with leaves 2″ wide and 4″ or so long.  There are many forms of burkilli, but since they are all so different, it is worthwhile to keep more than one type! This form is perhaps the most striking, as the growth habit is distinctive amongst other burkillis.  The leaves are strongly peltate, hanging down to create a very lush shielded appearance.  Burkilli is strange in that is a dioecious species, meaning that male and female flowers occur on separate plants (think kiwi).  Most Begonias are monoecious and have male and female flowers on the same plant.  I am not sure if the burkilli forms grow true from seed, but do if propagated vegetatively.

Available plants are well rooted and growing in 2″ pots.  They have at least five leaves and will be shipped potted.

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