Begonia Rex Plant
Among the various types of begonias, the Begonia rex are some of the most beautiful and stunning plants. These perfect terrarium plants are sometimes called painted-leaf begonias or fancy-leaf begonias, and are known for their showy, jaw-dropping leaf coluoration. The fabulous foliage of Rex begonias offer beautiful colors, shapes, and textures. The flowers are insignificant, but with leaves like these, who cares? Rex begonias are the highlight of any shade garden, especially when grown in containers. The strong dark black, metallic silver, and vivid purple coloration on the leaves are one of the attractive you will see. These plants prefer shaded, humid conditions and rich, aerated soil like that found on the forest floor.
Dimensions of Potted Plant: L x B x H ~ 4" x 4" x 6"
Growth Medium: Cocopeat
Pot Description: Round Plastic Pot
How to Care for Rex Begonia Plants
Too much water and fertilizer is the kiss of death for Rex begonias. Soggy soil and prolonged wet leaves and stems can lead to rot, while highly concentrated fertilizer will burn the foliage. If you keep these points in mind when caring for your plants, it will be smooth sailing.
Light: Bright indirect sunlight or 1-2 hours direct sunlight
Water: Water well on alternate days
Feed: General purpose fertilizer once a month
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