There are a few Gobenia section Begonias in the vivarium hobby, and Begonia sp. “Maldonado” is considered to be one of the easiest and most resilient. It is unclear where it originates from; most information online suggests Ecuador; the city of Pedro Vicente Maldonado may be near the location from which this undescribed or unassigned species derives its name. Can be prone to dropping leaves in transit. Most places offer a small “tip cutting” for anywhere from $20 to $35, and that’s a good deal and the minimum you should expect from us as well. However, realistically, ours are generous portions (by comparison), rooted, sold in a 2″ cup.
General Care Information
While requiring high humidity, it does not like wet leaves, they can quickly rot and fall off if something is not to their liking. Good air circulation may improve your results.If happy, this begonia will thrive, and ramble throughout your vivarium. If it drops all its leave, you can try to rescue this plant by placing the stems on damp sphagnum moss in a sealed container, and then wait for it to rejuvenate. Overall, the Gobenia begonias prove to be challenging plants, some are slow-growing as well, but very worthwhile and diffferent.
About MiniWaters Vivarium Plants
Any plant whose cultivation condition is denoted as “sanitized” has been put through MiniWater’s bleach treatment and has been held in animal-free conditions following this treatment. While we do not guarantee our plants to be disease and pest-free, we believe we are offering the lowest-risk plants possible. We encourage all customers to sanitize any plants they purchase from us, or any other vendor or hobbyist, prior to their use with your animals.
Visit www.MiniWaters.fish/vivplants for further details about how we grow our plants animal-free with organic methodologies while integrated pest management protocols, as well as detailed instructions for our bleach-sanitizing process.