Species: Begonia amphioxus
Common name(s): Pink Spotted Begonia, Polka Dot Begonia
Native to: New Guinea
Temperature preferences: Warm growing
Water preferences: Medium to high moisture
Terrestrial or Epiphytic: Terrestrial
General Information and Care: Begonia amphioxus is one of the most unique foliage options that Glass Box Tropicals offers! This plant is rarely seen for sale, so do not pass up the opportunity when it is in stock! This Begonia sp. offers a very unique pink spotted and pink margined leaves! This plant prefers a warm, humid environment and occasionally produces bright pink flowers.
This Begonia is one of the more particular species that Glass Box Tropicals offers. It does not appreciate cold water, nor does it like water to be constantly on its leaves. It is also prone to dropping all of it leaves for no apparent reason. Often, those leaves may root though so they should not be moved or discarded if possible. Overall a species recommended for the more experienced plant enthusiast.
This plant is guaranteed to arrive alive; however, it does not come with the 7-day guarantee due to the extremely demanding nature of this plant.
Glass Box Tropicals Plant Care Rating: 7
Shipped Size: Well rooted plant that has been grown in a 2.5â pot. Will be shipped bareroot.
IMPORTANT: This Begonia is not covered under any guarantee. It is very delicate and due to rough handling by any'all carriers it can drop all of its leaves. It is easy to propagate from leaves and stem cuttings by placing in moist sphagnum and keeping humid and in medium to high light. DO NOT allow water to stand on the leaves for any extended amount of time. Again, this plant is NOT covered under ANY guarantee that we offer.