[Rhizomatous] Begonia pavonina
Native range: Malaysia
Known names: Peacock Begonia, Blue Begonia
Hardiness: Best kept above 60°F
Mature Size: ~12" Tall, ~15" Wide
Light: Medium, indirect light
Water: Only water once the top 1" of the soil feels dry. Let water run through the pot.
Soil: Fast draing, coarse indoor potting soil.
Dormancy Period: N/A
Plant Size: Grown in 4" pot, shipped semi bareroot.
Begonia pavonina is somewhat of a dull plant with dark green leaves that emerges brown...BUT under the right light and angle it SHIMMERRRRS AND GLOWS with a blue/green glow!
*Before you complain about the lack of glow* The best way to take pictures of the blue/green glow is in low light where the leaves can catch and reflect light back.
We're not even sure how people are getting those intense colors in some pictures but we're assuming there might be some editing there.
Rhizomatous Begonias can, and sould, be allowed to dry out slightly between watering. Best wide, shallow pots.