Begonia rex-cultorum 4"
Can we just say: Oh my Begonia!? The Rex Begonia is a family that has the most showy spectrum of leaves ever. Ranging from reds, burgundies, greens, maroon, silver and even yellow swirls of color on the mostly velvety leaves that can be so striking. They also bloom! Sign us up.
- Light - part sun to part shade
- Watering - dry to the touch
- Soil - potting mix
Leaf color and species can vary. If you do have a preference in coloration or species we ask that you come visit us at the store to hand select the one of your liking. When placing the order online we will select one for you and can not guarantee an exact coloration or variety.
Images are used for general reference only. The size and shape of each plant will vary. As well as the bloom state.
Begonia Rex - Hybrids “Paint-Leaf Begonia”
Light: Keep begonias in the brightest indirect light available to you. Direct light can burn the leaves, not enough light increases the chance of rotting as well as fungal issues on the leaves.
Water: Water evenly once the top 50% of soil is completely dry, as they are sensitive to overwatering. Avoid getting water on the leaves. Shallow pots and pots with drainage are ideal to encourage plenty of aeration for the roots. During the winter, watering will be less frequent and a lower volume.
Environment: Begonias prefer around 50% humidity and temperatures of 60-70 degrees. Keep away from dry air, drafts, and cold windows. The most difficult part of a begonia is getting into a watering schedule, but once you find a rhythm, they are a spectacular indoor and outdoor plant in the warmest months! If outdoors, keep near shade. Indoors, avoid cool temperatures and try to avoid any drafts or fluctuations of environmental factors.
Toxicity: Reported to be Mildly toxic if ingested
- Rex Begonias account for hundreds of hybrids, and their forms are too numerous to count. The resulting plants are often known by multiple names from grower to grower.
- Some fall dormant in autumn and will show decreased growth.
*When planting in a pot without a drainage hole, avoid over watering by estimating 25% of the container’s overall volume, with appropriate drainage materials incorporated when planting. Printable Care Sheet
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- Delivery fee is charged on top of order total.
- We will either use a third party delivery service or our own in house driver at our discretion.
- Deliveries will be anytime between the hours of 11-6 on the day selected. While we can not guarantee specific time frames, we will do our best to accommodate your preference of timeframe if noted.
- If it is a residential delivery with no doorman, we will reach out to the recipient to arrange delivery prior to scheduling.
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- Timing and fees vary depending on delivery location and size and weight of package.
- We will normally get your package out within 3 business days.
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