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Wednesday, May 26, 2021

Begonia Maculata 'Tamaya’ - Flowers & Plant Display (Updated 2021)

Photo credit: Izan Yunus


This is one of the mis-identified unknown begonia which is now locally identified as Begonia Maculata 'Tamaya'. It's actually not a true name as 'Tamaya' is actually referred as a style where the bamboo like cane begonia been groomed as such like an umbrella feather where the plant is just a cane and rising up forming many shoots coming forth from top crown - like a topiary style.

This growing condition style is called "Standard Form" as such identified as 'Tamaya'.
And such - You can actually groom the 'Tamaya' style to any Cane Begonias that have that bamboo like features - especially the Albo picta species, Lucerna species and the ones that appears to be hardy.


One of the main features of this particular one is the flowers are in white pinkish tones. I'm suspecting this could be a mix parentage of Maculata Wrightii X Maculata Albo Picta thus creating this coloration.
As Maculata Wrightii flowers are in full white and Albo picta is brilliant pink.


One of the main features of this particular one is the foliage appearance have the speckles similar to Begonia Maculata Albo picta. The foliage appeared to slight waves at the leaf edges and the spots also having an compressed feature on the foliage surface.  Another noteworthy characteristic is that there are red veins appearing at the back of the foliage.

As you can note these flowers generously with wider leaf span. Due the right condition and optimum growth progress - these can lavishly grow like a Bamboo like Flowering Plant.

Photo credit to Syakobisbulat

Care & Cultivation:

Just like most Cane Begonia species - this one is grown on a medium:
50% coco chip mixed with sand & potting mix. I found this medium used for propagation by the nursery owner - I had slightly added the same medium type and re-pot it in a bigger pot.
So far - the plant doubled it's size.


I started using 3-4 pieces of Osmocote as fertilizer - 2 week once.
Alternatively I spray root hormone (Seaweed solution) also used another rooting hormone (Vitamin B1) a solution for stronger root growth as these are prone for root rot.


Slightly spray water once a day in the morning and refrain watering rainy days.
I do water twice a day on a dry and hot days - it's depending on the weather.


Other matters are very much similar with the general information about Cane Begonias.
Do click below for more information on Cane Begonias.
Cane Begonia Care & Cultivation information.

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