Begonia hatacoa var. rubrifolia
Begonia hatacoa var. rubrifolia is from the slopes of the Himalayas in South Asia and is a rhizomatous Begonia. It has dark green, glossy, lanceolate leaves with blood-red undersides. It forms a clump and is quite gorgeous. It is a slower growing species. It does well in bright, indirect light and high humidity. It requires more airflow than most to be healthy. Moist soil and sphagnum moss are helpful for rooting this species.
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.