Begonia manaus

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Begonia manaus is a fast growing species with round to ovate leaves from Brazil. Its leaves are green and red, and show excellent venation. The leaves are covered in red trichomes, and stand out boldly in a terrarium. It does well in bright, indirect light and high humidity. It does not require airflow to grow. Moist soil and sphagnum moss are helpful for rooting this species. It roots quickly compared to many other Begonia. It flowers frequently in a vivarium, and can grow to impressive sizes, so give it room to grow!

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. 


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