Begonia prismatocarpa. Fertilize with osmocote plus or a liquid fertilizer such as sea grow. Online scans of herbarium specimens and associated data are available via the global biodiversity information facility. Begonia prismatocarpa grows extremely well in grow bins.
Begonia prismatocarpa species from cameroon equatorial guinea and ivory coast in west and west central tropical africa university of british columbia botanical garden botany photo of the day for november 19 2007. Begonia prismatocarpa can grow into a rather tall plant and as such should be considered a background plant and planted in the back portion of a naturalistic vivarium in a well draining substrate such as abg mix. Begonia prismatocarpa is an abundantly flowering miniature begonia with appealing leaves and red stems.
Pavonina requires deep shade. Begonia prismatocarpas flowers are yellow to with discolorations towards orange. Examples that we all currently share include b.
Begonia prismatocarpa is a smaller growing species that grows extremely well in terrariums. This begonia stay small making begonia prismatocarpa ideal for a naturalistic vivarium. Grows best as an epiphyte but it can also be grown terrestrially in a very well drained substrate.
There is a begonia for just about any growing condition short of a lightless closet. The begonia prismatocarpa is well suited for a terrarium but can also be kept as a house plant. See my bio active grow bin tutorial on youtube to learn how to set one up.
General information and care. As it matures it shows off its beautiful yellow and orange flowers. This species can be grown both epiphytically or terrestrially making it one of the more versatile species that glass box tropicals offers.
Begonia prismatocarpa is native to western tropical africa namely cote divoire cameroon and the equatorial guinean island of bioko where the species was first encountered by western explorers. These are all rhizomatous and require very high humidity hence are terrarium plants. Begonia prismatocarpa the smallest species of begonia this diminutive plant has tiny pointed green leaves and bright orange yellow flowers.
Begonia vitilolia will grow as tall as a house while b. Begonia prismatocarpa is dwarf species of begonia and has bright lime green leaves and yellow flowers. Microsperma prismatocarpa and quadrialata ssp.
Begonia prismatocarpa is dwarf species of begonia and has bright lime green leaves and yellow flowers. First african species are particularly unique in that they are the only begonias with yellow flowers. Prismatocarpa is a creeping 2 inch plant.