Begonia rex

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Plants from the begonia rex species are celebrated for their unique and decorative patterns on their foliage. We've got a selection of 5 different large Begonias to choose from!

Size: 17cm diameter x 35cm height.


Light: Indirect light

Humidity: Moderate

Temperature: 15-22ºC

Watering: Keep the compost moist (but not soggy) while the plant is actively growing, ususally from spring through autumn. Allow the top of the compost to dry between waterings in winter when light levels are lower.

Feeding: Use half the recommended dose of a high nitrogen liquid fertilizer every 4-6 weeks from spring through early autumn. Switch to a high potassium liquid fertilizer when flower buds appear.

Soil: Equal parts of soil-based compost and multipurpose/houseplant potting mix.

Troubleshooting: Begonias love humidity but do not like their leaves wet, therefore do not mist them. Wilting leaves may be a sign of underwatering.

Tip: This plant can be toxic if ingested, so we advise to keep it away from pets and children. Direct sunlight can leave sunburn marks on the leaves. We also recommend to keep it away from drafts.

Did you know? Begonias come in all shapes and forms, and are actually most commonly seen in flower beds in parks or gardens. The varieties we keep indoors derive from the Begonia rex species, and are a lot more exotic looking all together.