Spotted this growing in a butterfly world, in the understory. Is it a form of iron cross, and would I be able to propagate it from a leaf/cutting if I asked for one?
no, dont think so.
It could be any one of (maybe) eyelash begonia-does it have little 'hairs' around the edge of the leaves?
Or maybe 'tiger kitten' or couple of others that I have upstairs-(sorry, cant remember the names)
oh, well, sorry!
Definitely not an 'Iron Cross' hybrid.B. bowerae has produced many hybrids with similar markings and many do look alike. It looks to me a little like the 'nigramarga' form but can't tell from the picture how large the leaves are. I agree the eyelashes would be a good clue.
They propagate easily from a leaf.
Thanks green knees!
There is one listed on eBay that looks like the same thing - 'Max Gold'.
'Tiger Kitten' and 'Kit Kat' are very similar too.