This is a new Begonia species to the hobby, still unidentified, from Kalimantan in Borneo. Not much is known about its growth. I will update this page in the future when I have kept it for longer. For now, it’s mature size is a mystery.
Begonia chlorosticta is a species from Sarawak, Borneo. It was given the designation U038 before being formally identified. For me it has been the most challenging Begonia species to grow, as it frequently goes through melting spells without any apparent change in environment or care. It can grow to over a foot tall, with shrubby type growth. Pictured below is the red form. There is a green form and black form as well.
A holy grail species, newly described from Sarawak (where all the good ones seem to come from…), is also an excellent terrarium subject, growing to only 8″ tall when mature. It is covered in bristly magenta hairs and the underlying leaf color is a similar bright magenta-red. Flowers are bright white. This species can be temperamental, and when first acclimating, prefers if it’s leaves are not touching glass or other surfaces as the leaves are prone to melting. Overall though, […]