A small Begonia from Western Africa, this rhizomatous species only grows to about 6-7 inches. It has striking red leaf venation that looks especially pretty with a cast of sunlight from behind. It’s a thick venation, bright red, against lime green leaves. The edges of the leaf are covered in small hairs and have micro-undulations. Flowers are a bright yellow. It can be slow to establish and grows best in sphagnum.
And here, in brighter light and grown on soil, the red venation is more distinctive.