Begonia U679


This is a new species to cultivation as of 2019 and has yet to be formally named or identified to my knowledge.  The red stems and glaucous maroon leaves create a very striking appearance. It is a slower species that with age develops a blue-purple leaf with pale mint green speckling. Like many Begonias from this region, it is not fond of standing water on its leaves.  Its care is the same as darthvaderiana, and it suffers the same finicky nature.  It exhibits iridescent foliage.

Available plants are variable, as they were propagated from an assortment of seed grown plants. The last photo is representative of the plants available. The 2023 crop tends more towards white markings vs silver. They are well rooted and shipped meticulously in their pots.

American Begonia Society discount- receive $15 off the price of this plant if you are a current member or if you join now (cost = 15 for digital access to the Begonian, $25 for print). If you just now joining please put in the notes section ‘insearchofsmallthings’. After you have joined, please enter coupon code ‘ABS’ at check out.  Limit of $15 total savings per household.  

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