• Begonia ferox is a rather new-to-the-scene, awe-inspiring species hailing from limestone areas in southwest China.
  • The foliage of B. ferox is a jaw-dropping mix of raised black (melano) cones (bullae) that rather resemble teeth, though not sharp to the touch.  The tip of each initially sports a single erect hair-bristle.
  • Each bulla has a white hair coming out of the tip, which eventually falls off.  So far it has been easy to grow and propagate species, and the leaves seem very sturdy.


  • High humidity:75-95%
  • Rich, moist to wet soil
  • Light: Low – Medium