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Late Bloomers

Most rhizomatous species when kept indoors (and kept on a natural photoperiod) tend to bloom over the winter.  The species below were mostly grown from leaves this past Fall, so are on a different rhythm than the rest of the plants. Begonia ignita, with its strange orange male flowers.  It produces many flowers at once, with an incredible amount of

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Begonia chlorosticta ‘red’

Begonia chlorosticta is a species from central Sarawak where is grows in lowland dipterocarp forest.  It can be found on rocky slopes and damp cliffs at 450m elevation. Originally collected in 1967 and introduced into cultivation, it has since developed a reputation of being challenging to keep.  I can attest to this, as I’ve lost count of how many times

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