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Begonia Rex Plant

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$52.00
1210 g

Begonia rex-cultorum

Begonia rex is a beautiful and exotic plant with like painted-leaf foliage, in variegated shades of green, red, silver, burgundy and even purple. Leaves have serrated edges with a beautiful curl. A thick, dark edging with pink freckles. A vibrant burgundy center with deep black veinations. Complete with a green speckled halo. With loads of character and color, this plant is the perfect gift, houseplant or component to any combo planter. Indoor plant or warm season shady annual. They frequently have large leaves (up to 6"  long) is a semi-tropical perennial plant normally grown as an outdoor container plant or houseplant. The Begonia rex species native to parts of eastern Asia and is grown as an annual in all but the warmest climates.
 
These plants are grown almost exclusively for their foliage—their blooms tend to be small and less showy, so many growers pinch off blooms to maintain breathtaking leaf displays. Some types of begonias rex go into dormancy during the winter.

  • Planter dimension: ⌀21cm x 14cm ~ ⌀8.5in x 5.5in
  • Keep the plant moist, but avoid overwatering. Be especially careful of directly spraying the leaves, as standing water will encourage powdery mildew, which is a disaster on a plan
  • Ideal daytime temperatures are around 70°F, nighttime temperatures around 60°F, and a constant humidity level around 50%. Provide the plant with plenty of bright indirect sun: in other words, keep it out of direct sunlight. Rotate the plant frequently to expose it to equal light on all sides
  • Airy, light, fast-draining soil is best for begonia rex
  • Use liquid fertilizer weekly at quarter strength or at half strength every two weeks
  • Begonia rex can also be propagated by pinning a leaf to the bedding mix and making small incisions in the leaf veins or by inserting a leaf (with a petiole) directly into the soil. The petiole is the stalk that attaches the leaf blade to the plant stem
  • This Begonia comes ready to display with five new leaves and new baby in a premium organic soil mix and round recycled plastic white planter with drainage hole and no need to repotting.

 

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