Begonia ‘Mumtaz’

This exceptional hybrid is a cross between rajah and goegoensis.  It has kept the leaf shape and size of goegoensis but taken some color and leaf structure from rajah.  Depending on conditions, the leaves can range from a pinkish-red to deep purple.  It is vigorous but prefers terrarium conditions.  It can be grown as a houseplant if humidity is higher (about 60%).