Begonia versicolor ‘Red and Black’
This plant has been sold in Asia under the name ‘versicolor red and black’. At first I was very skeptical as to whether this could be a correct ID, but after seeing the flower, and seeing how (superficially) similar it is, at least, I am feeling less skeptical. It is a newer species to cultivation in the US, whatever it is. It does resemble versicolor in the compact growth habit, but it grows its rhizome in more of a trailing way than other versicolor forms. The leaves maintain their beautiful color, getting darker with maturity. The new growth is a bright reddish-pink, as are the stems. The entire plant, leaves, abaxial leaf sides, and stems, is covered in an abundance of small hairs.
Available plants are well rooted in 2″ pots. They will be shipped potted. The last photo is representative of the size plant you will receive.
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