Common Name: Begonia Manaus
Begonia 'Manaus' is a cross between begonia soli-mutata and begonia theimae. The leaves are dark green with contrasting light green highlights and are covered with tiny red to pink hairs. When grown under ideal conditions, Begonia Manaus will produce small white flowers. Begonia Manaus is a trailing begonia, making it perfect as ground coverage.
Originating from the tropics, Begonia Manaus does best grown in an environment with high humidity, warm temperatures, and indirect light. This plant is perfect for terrariums and in the emersed section of a paludarium. Temperatures during the night should not go below 60 degrees Fahrenheit, while daytime temperatures should not exceed 85 degrees Fahrenheit. If given time, these plants may adapt to slightly more extreme temperatures. Lighting should be bright filtered or indirect light. Avoid direct sunlight, to prevent leaves from burning or getting damaged. Begonia Manaus enjoy a well-draining potting soil that is well water, with minimal dry time between watering. To propagate Begonia Manaus, simply divide the rhizomes with a scissor.
- Begonia Manaus is a terrestrial plant and will not survive submerged underwater.
- May be used in terrariums, but avoid having the Begonia Manaus in standing water
- Begonia Manaus final size, coloration and growth rate are dependent upon the condition of the environment. Photos are a representation of what you will receive and may vary.
- Please research appropriately to ensure your plant thrives.
Family Name: Begoniaceae
Native: South America
Size: 4-6 inches
Temperature: 60-85 F
Light: Shaded Light to bright indirect light
Water: Allow soil to briefly dry between watering
Propagation: Herbaceous stem cutting
Growth rate: Medium