Plant of the month

 

Begonia  mildbraedii

This begonia of Central Africa is present in Ivory Coast, Ghana, Gabon, Cameroon, Congo.

It settles on slopes of mossy rocks, most often on banks of streams, in shade, in humid tropical forests.

Rhizomatous begonia with peltate leaves, about twenty centimeters on average, it has a compact habit. It appeals to its generous yellow flowering.

It is happy in terrarium, on a well-drained substrate, if it has high ambient humidity and mild temperature.