A place to post pictures of begonias and tips on growing them. At US$80 (RM290) for a small plant, it is one of the most expensive begonias. After switching it out of sphag and into a soil mix, it has tripled in size in about two months and is about to flower. Many can even be grown as epiphytes using various methods such as on boards with a small amount of mix covered with spagnum moss. My newest addition, Begonia darthvaderiana. Flower stalks are held above the foliage. Begonia darthvaderiana was discovered in 2013 near West Kalimantan. Moist sphagnum works well, straight perlite works (needs watered more often though), a mixture of maybe 5 parts perlite to 1 part peat moss works, and I use straight coco coir pretty extensively too. The bullate-leaved yellow-flowered species Begonia microsperma, B. staudtii, and B. lacunosa grow in extremely low light. Remove a healthy leaf, and, use a clean, sharp knife, to cut it into postage-stamp sized pieces, with each piece having a vein down its length. This is an extraordinary begonia that was found to be a new Borneo species in the section Petermannia later. It has been making its way into the hobby gradually over the past year, and I am happy to now be growing this species. 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I was told that some explorers collected its seeds and propagated some seedlings for sell. Close. Aug 25, 2020 - Explore Lakeland Yard and Garden's board "BEGONIA", followed by 1282 people on Pinterest. They are fussy about humidity and need semi-regular pruning, but they’re very easy to propagate. A single leaf can produce several young plants. 23 comments. Shop great deals on Begonia Tropical Houseplants. Grow Begonia Obliqua in a peat-based compost mixed with sandy soil in a raised part of your garden where water doesn’t collect.. The amphioxus is pretty much completely rooted in long fiber sphagnum moss, if you get it make sure it’s quality (the stuff on amazon is good). At US$80 (RM290) for a small plant, it is one of the most expensive begonias. Lots of flower & leaf varieties. It has been making its way into the hobby gradually over the past year, and I am happy to now be growing this species. Stand leaf pieces upright in pots of compost ensuring that the cut vein is in contact with the compost. 23 comments. Avoid over-watering, or it can cause a variety of issues, including fungi and root rot. Newly published Begonia darthvaderiana I got my plant from Taiwan a year ago. How to care for Begonia maculata: Begonia maculata needs bright indirect light, well-aerated soil that dries a bit between waterings, fertilization every 2-4 weeks, and temperatures of 65°F (18°C) to 86°F (30°C). We carry over 15 different kinds of rhizomatous begonia plants. I just got one :), Check botanicaz on Etsy she has very good prices and great shipping. Moist soil and sphagnum moss are helpful for rooting this species. share. The main thing to remember about Begonia Obliqua care is that soil should have moisture retentiveness. Hey, check out botanicaz again, it's on sale for $49! Grow Begonia Obliqua in a peat-based compost mixed with sandy soil in a raised part of your garden where water doesn’t collect. Begonia Soil and Water Needs. When first planting young plants, it is worth removing any early flower buds as this will allow the plant to reach its full size as quickly as possible. Posted by 2 months ago. Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts. ... but you may also use 2 parts potting soil to 1 part perlite. 62. All of these species are rhizomatous terrestrials. … Rhizomatous Begonias A - L The largest group of begonias are the rhizomatous, possibly over 700 species, mostly from Central and South America. Roots, leaf stalks and flowerheads all sprout directly from the rhizome. Update this Begonia is turning out to be a real stunner! Ensuring good soil drainage will go a long way towards alleviating this issue. The blooms vary in color, from white to pastel pink and red hues. Begonia darthvaderiana was discovered in 2013 near West Kalimantan. "I have kept this Begonia darthvaderiana literally under wraps for months for fear that I might jinx it after several failed attempts in the past three years. When it is grown in low light the leaves have an attractive iridescent blue sheen to them. I actually just repotted it yesterday to a bigger pot than in that post and I used only sphagnum moss in the pot. Rex Begonias | Logee's features 25+ types of Rex Begonias for sale online. Press J to jump to the feed. At US$80 (RM290) for a small plant, it is one of the most expensive begonias. Begonia pavonina is a rhizomatous species from Malaysia. It needs plenty of hydration to survive and thrive. save hide report. ... and some fine soil. An upright, cane-like begonia with palmate leaves with 11 or more narrow leaflets. 100% Upvoted. For small rhizomatous types, divide the rhizome and use root pieces. 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