Begonia burkillii (Dark From) has dark, almost black leaves that shine with a beautiful blue iridescence in low light when mature.
In fact, this plant prefers low light and high humidity and will do best in a terrarium without receiving too much direct 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.
Begonias are robust plants; they come in many sizes, colours and leaf shapes, and bear flowers for many months.
These plants love partial shade outdoors or bright indirect light indoors
Allow it to mostly dry between waterings but not entirely
Give them well draining soil - adding about 20% to 30% perlite into your standard premium potting mix will do the trick.
|These guys are tropical/sub-tropical so prefer high humidity - dark brown, crisp looking marks on leaf edges are usually caused by low humidity.
|Begonias rarely need trimming except to remove injured branches and old flower clusters.
Toxic to pets!
|These plants are moderately frost tolerant but begonias are easily killed by hard freezes.
(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.