Plant of the month

Begonia auriculata Hooker f.

Here is an African begonia of the Filicibegonia A. de Candolle section. It is an endemic species from Gabon where we meet it in Crystal Mountains, in north, and Chaillu Range, in Gabon center. It grows on ground in primary forest, near streams in damp places, at an altitude between 300 and 2300 feet. On this species, we can see very large and dentate stipules. Easy growing in terrarium.