Begonia polilloensis-


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Begonia polilloensis is a unique and hard to find begonia. Native to the Phillippines, Begonia plilloensis is a shrub like begonia that grows in part to full shade. It prefers a well drained soil and does not like to be overwatered. Once established, it will bloom almost continuously with small, light pink flowers. Begonia polilloensis will grow to 12" high and can easily be pruned. 

Begonias are very popular plants for both indoor and outdoor gardeners due to their wide variety of colorful foliage and ease of care.  These colorful, quick growing, broad leaved plants are also called Rex Begonias with hundreds of hybrids that come in many varieties that are often chosen more for their leaf color than insignificant blossoms.  They prefer shaded but humid conditions with rich soil.  They tend to rot in soggy soil, so keep them well drained.  Their leaf size varies per type but generally reach up to 9” long and 5” wide.  They are most often a bushy growing plant, making them a great candidate for a small patio bush in either a pot or hanging basket or also as an accent houseplant.


USDA Hardiness Zones 11


Container Gardens/Terrariums/Houseplant:

Begonia polilloensis can be kept as a houseplant but likes higher humidity (such as in a bathroom or kitchen). Place a tray of pebbles under the pot and fill with water to create humidity around the plant. 

Due to its fast rate of growth, this plant is not recommended for small terrariums or enclosed container gardens.


Josh's Frogs offers a wide variety of glass terrariums, container garden soils, drainage layers and other supplies for all of your indoor gardening needs.


Vivariums/Animal Terrariums:

Begonia polilloensis will do very well in a vivarium since it does well in moist, humid conditions, Begonias in general do well in a vivarium and will create a nice thick foliage that can be placed in the middle-back areas of the tank.


As good practice, Josh's Frogs recommends washing all plants thoroughly removing as much soil as possible with dechlorinated water before placing them in their final home. Plants from Josh’s Frogs are specifically grown to be safe for use with animals. Live plants may vary in color, size and appearance.




The plant pictured is in a 2.25" pot.


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