Begonia chlorosticta "Red Form"
Begonia chlorosticta 'Red Form' is a beautiful, red and green spotted Begonia. It is one of the most prized Begonia in the USA hobby. It is a fragile, moderately growing species from Borneo and does well in terrarium conditions, provided it is not too humid or wet. It does well in moderate, indirect light and moderate humidity, around 60-70%. Moist soil and sphagnum moss are helpful for rooting this species. It roots slowly compared to many other Begonia.
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.