Begonia Venetian Red is a rex-type hybrid; we see many of these offered as “vivarium plants”, but many don’t actually fair all that well under these dart-frog type conditions. Begonia Venetian Red has flourished in high moisture, high humidity. It will likely be 6-12″ in height at maturity. Coloration varies with light and age; if conditions are right these plants will be an eye-popping deep pink with black veins. Sold in a 2″ cup, generally 3-4 leaves, but could be larger.
General Care Information
Rex-type Begonias are an interesting vivarium proposition…they like humidity, but also like excellent drainage and seem to not be fans of wet leaves (so air circulation is a big plus). At times, Begonias do not ship well and can drop leaves in different conditions. So, be sure to save any dropped or broken leaves upon arrival and attempt to propagate them in case the original plant fails – we *instantly* create “insurance frags” of any new Begonia we receive here!
About MiniWaters Vivarium Plants
Any plant whose cultivation condition is denoted as “sanitized” has been put through MiniWater’s bleach treatment and have 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.