Genus
Begonia
Species
vankerckhovenii
Taxon Family
Begoniaceae
Origin of Taxon
Africa: Gabon, Zaïre
Growth Habit
Clumping
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Description

This small African Begonia likes high humidity and even moisture

Sphagnum works well as a substrate.

I have found that this species does not like water sitting on the foliage, so it’s best if the leaves dry out relatively quickly after misting, or if you water at the roots and avoid spraying the plant.

It blooms prolifically with yellow flowers with orange-red blushing .

In bright light the plant may stay more compact and get some reddish coloration on the leaves.

It spreads by gradually growing outward and rooting along the stems, eventually creating large clumps.

It can be propagated by dividing/stem cuttings, as well as leaf cuttings.

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