Plant of the month

 

Begonia polilloensis MC Tebbitt

 

A small Begonia of the Petermannia section, with erect stems. It was discovered in the Polillo area (hence its name) in Luzon Island, in Philippines. Mark C. Tebbitt renamed it in 2005, after we grew it during a long time with the name Begonia incisa A. de Candolle. It is an ornamental plant, with leaves deeply incised ; unfortunately, it is a few-flowered species, with basal pistillate flowers and staminate terminal ones in white inflorescences in bunches.  Easy growing in terrarium.