Species: Begonia 'Manaus'
Common name(s): U002
Native to: Originally from Brazil from Roberto Burle Marx
Temperature preferences: Warm growing
Water preferences: Medium to high moisture
Terrestrial or Epiphytic: Terrestrial
General Information and Care: Begonia 'Manaus' is a species that does fantastically well in terrariums. The leaves get small red hairs completely covering them giving it an amazing appearance. This was formerly Begonia sp. U002 but has since been given the name 'Manaus'. It is a cross between B. thelmae and B. soli-mutata, two other Begonia sp. that do wonderfully in terrariums. This species gets a bit larger than most we offer with leaves getting up to 4" in diameter, or slightly larger in a terrarium. Be sure to give this plant room to grow! Also, because of the size, do not be afraid to prune and to keep it at the size that works best in your terrarium. Begonia 'Manaus' responds to pruning extremely well and will easily branch out after pruning. Additionally, it flowers readily in a terrarium with small white flowers!
Glass Box Tropicals Plant Care Rating: 3
Shipped Size: Well rooted plant that has been grown in a 2.5" pot. Will be shipped bareroot.