Begonia taconite was introduced by Tim Anderson. It is a moderate growing species of Begonia that can get large. It is prized for its intense foliage and reflective sheen on the dorsal side of the leaf, while the ventral side has intense red tones. It does well in moderate, indirect light and moderate to high humidity, but appreciates airflow. 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.