Begonia 'Benitochiba' is a Rex-hybrid, but has an interesting past. It is said that a Japanese hybridizer crossed Begonia 'Filigree' (a rex cultivar) with the Brazilian species B. luxurians and the offspring is 'Benitochiba', but there is also evidence for one of the parents being hemsleyana. Either way, it isn't your typical Rex! This specimen is beautiful, compound leaves that almost glow pink at full coloration! Coloration may be dull on young specimens, but please know that with maturity and stronger light conditions that color increases! It does well in moderate to high, indirect light and moderate to high humidity. Moist soil and sphagnum moss are helpful for rooting this species. Cuttings shipped bareroot with slightly moist Sphagnum moss in plastic. Rooted specimens ship in pot or bareroot / plug depending on conditions and location.
All of our cuttings have adventitious, aerial roots. Our rooted specimens will have at least a few active roots and will be established plants. Our plants are grown in high humidity in terrariums and greenhouses, therefore may need acclimation to the average home humidity / environment. Please contact us for acclimation information if you are not planning to use this plant in a terrarium, greenhouse, or humid room.