Begonia burkillii (Silver From) has dark, almost black leaves that shine with a beautiful blue iridescence in low light. The blue iridescence is not always apparent and is most evident when photographed with flash. 

It has a low mounding growth habit and will sprawl outwards as it grows. In fact, this plant prefers low light and high humidity and will do best in a terrarium without receiving too much direct light. Some browning of the edges of the leaves can occur when the humidity is too low. This begonia prefers high humidity levels of 65% or higher.

Like most begonias this stunner prefers a loose, well-draining soil to ensure adequate air-rating of the roots and ensure its not to stay too wet. To ensure over watering does not occur only water when the top two inches of the potting medium is dry.

This species is dioecious, which means it has separate male and female flowers on different plants. This form or clone of the species has male flowers.

Please note that Begonias are notorious for not posting well, so keep in mind that you may receive a plant with floppy/brown edged leaves. They generally bounce back pretty quickly and will push out fresh leaves once potted up.

(You will receive a bare rooted plant similar to the one seen in the images. Each living plant is unique and may vary slightly in size, colour or shape.)

Begonia ‘Burkillii’

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