🌿 Plant Care Tips
An incredibly unusual variety of Begonia due to its dark, almost black bullae and thick, textured, hairy foliage. Native to the Cao Bang province of Vietnam.
- When backlit or in sunshine, this species looks bright red and yellow instead of dark and lime green due to its bullae.
- Recently discovered and named for its black (melano) bullae (bullata).
- Lets you know when it is thirsty by wilting and bounces back to shape when watered.
Growth pattern: Rhizomatous, clump-forming & bushy
Water: When the top 2-3cm of soil becomes dry. Do not allow water to sit on the leaves.
Ideal Position: South or east facing
Light: Bright, indirect light. Can take some direct light.
Recommended Substrate: Simply Houseplant
Humidity disclaimer: This plant will grow well outside of a terrarium or cabinet. However, all tropical plants thrive with higher humidity levels. To achieve this we suggest grouping plants together, or putting them in a bathroom or kitchen which gets regular use.
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