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Begonia prismatocarpa - Miniature Begonia

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About This Product

Species Name: Begonia prismatocarpa

Common Name: Miniature Begonia 

Defining Characteristics: 

  • Bright lime green leaves
  • Small petite species that stays compact throughout its life
  • Produces tiny yellow flowers that look wonderful in a terrarium or hanging basket

Recommended Pot Size: Small

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.

Temperature requirement: 50-80°F

Humidity: Dry (0-30%)   Moderate (30-70%)   Humid (70-100%)

Watering frequency: Water once the top inch of soil becomes dry.

Lighting Full Shade     Partial Shade      Full Sun

Soil type: Well-draining potting soil or a prepared soil mixture such as Josh's Frogs Potting Soil mix offered Here

Growth rate: Moderate 

Height: Up to 4” 

Origin: Africa, Central region in Cameroon and the Isle of São Tomé and Príncipe

Regional locality: Epiphytic on rocks and trees

USDA Hardiness Zone: 12

Suggested Vivarium/ Animal Terrarium Use:



  • Frogs & Toads
  • Lizards & turtles
  • Aquatic Set-ups
  • Frogs & Toads
  • Lizards & turtles
  • Snakes
  • Geckos
  • Temperate Vivariums



  • Frogs & Toads ✔
  • Lizards & turtles
  • Snakes ✔
  • Geckos ✔
  • Tropical Vivariums ✔
  • Toads
  • Lizards and tortoises
  • Geckos
  • Desert Vivariums


Care Notes: Well-draining soil is necessary for this plant to thrive. If the plant begins to rapidly drop leaves, reduce watering frequency. Sensitive to standing water on the leaves. 

*Begonias are toxic to both humans and pets as all parts of the plant contain calcium oxalate crystals. We deem this plant safe for use with the above animals, but the more risk-averse may wish to avoid it. For more information please visits the ASPCA list of Toxic and Non-Toxic Plants

Shipping Notes: 

As a 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. Live plants may vary in color, size, and appearance.


The plant pictured is in a 2.5" pot.


This product ships to your doorstep. Most orders placed before 2pm ET on business days will ship out the same day.

Import/export restrictions on this product require that it can only be shipped to destinations within the United States.

Restrictions on this product that prohibit shipping to the following states: HI.

Live Arrival Guarantee

This product is covered under our Live Arrival Guarantee. If your insect/animal does not arrive in good health, we'll make it right, provided the following criteria are met:

  • If shipped Two Day, the temperature experienced during shipping must remain between -20 and 120 °F.
  • If shipped Next Day, the temperature experienced during shipping must remain between -40 and 120 °F.
  • If shipped Ground, the temperature experienced during shipping must remain between 20 and 85 °F.

You'll be notified during the checkout process if your purchase qualifies for our guarantee.

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5.0 out of 5 stars

Great pop of color

Lovely bright green foliage, accompanied by small blooms of yellow and orange. Exceptional quality of the species is offered by JF- begonia can be tricky but the begonias I've received have never melted in my 'scapes or needed much time to establish. Never have had an issue with common insect pests or found any slugs munching on this begonia. Despite crazy unexpected temps during shipping (I'm guilty & often ignore LAG for plants) packaging was great and all arrived alive & well. great foreground plant, low maintenance. Color compliments well with Ficus pumila.10/10 performer.


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This was plant 4 of 4 that I ordered. As soon as I saw this little Begonia here on Josh's Frogs I knew I had to have it! But nothing prepared me for when it arrived and I saw it in person!!! It was in FULL flower, little tiny petite yellow flowers EVERYWHERE!! The plant was perfectly full too! Josh's Frogs is the epitome of a great store, doing a great thing for not only their customers but also their animals! I applaud you guys, and I will DEFINITELY be back for more!!!! Thank you for all that you do, and all you have done to get to where you are today! Keep up the great work!!


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Just as advertised

Ever since I got this one it’s been in almost constant bloom even though it was in my quarantine container. The little yellow flowers are so delicate, and if kept in a moist environment it should give you no trouble like mine has done for me. The blooms come in and die quickly, but not before more are already coming in so it’s like there’s a surprise every other day from this plant.


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Stunning healthy plant

as far as beauty, this plant is almost unmatched. Arrived with many of these little flowers. Arrived healthy and with 3 chutes. No one expects to get multiple plants, but when it comes in and I can split it into two plants, That is always a bonus.

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