Begonia 'Irian Jaya' behaves very much like a Cane Begonia with colorful painted leaves. Nothing much is known about the origin of this particular begonia and perhaps it may be identified in that region hence it is called but nothing is available to suggest if that is true.
The foliage have wavy shape with darker coloration veins appearing on it's leaves, the colors are very much like aquamarine - this one have no spots. It does have very close similarities with Begonia sp. Julau.
The flowers are very much pronounced and showy in pink tones with the appearance of seedpod together with the flowers.
Water only when the Medium is Dry
Foliar Fertilizer - Once a Week with 1/2 Dilution Strength.
Do take note that this one truly hate too much water - the leaves may also change colors, especially turning pale green and the red and burgundy coloration faded. Do take note that if this happens - most likely the plant lifespan is numbered and the eventually leaf by leaf - they start dropping and the rhizome dried up or rotting and it is too late to safe the plant or rectify the problem.