Begonia montiselephantis

$54

An IUCN Red List Threatened Species, classified as Critically Endangered. Last accessed in 2011, an estimated 400-500 individual plants are living in Cameroon where it occurs. It does not occur in any protected areas, and faces habitat destruction from mining and quarry construction. It occurs in a limited distribution of 4 square kilometers on Mt. Elephant, which is mined for iron ore. It is found on wet rock faces in evergreen forest. (info paraphrased from iucnredlist.org)

Like some other African species, this one is incredibly slow to propagate with leaf cuttings! In my experience leaves will sit in potting media for at least 3-4 months before having any noticeable new growth. It takes 8 months or longer to have any leaves of mature size, and years to have a fully formed specimen.

Available plants are well rooted and will be shipped in their pots.  The last photo is representative of the size plant you will receive.

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