Begonia 'Manaus' is a hybrid of two Brazilian species. The parents are B. 'soli-mutata' and B. thelmae. It has characteristics of both parents. It has the trailing growth habit of B. thelmae but the shape, texture and colour is more like a mix of both parents. It has tiny white flowers.
Manaus grows best in partial shade or indirect light as it is prone to leaf burn when in bright light conditions. Some browning of the edges of the leaves can also occur when the humidity is to low, this begonia grows best in higher humidity levels of 50-95%. This begonia grows best in a terrarium to keep growth pattern nice and compact.
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.
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.)