Take the guesswork out of gardening!
This stunning red-leafed Rex Begonia has been carefully planted by the team at Aquatopia into a beautiful Lechuza smart-watering planter. Using high quality Promix BX mixed with Lechuza's capillary action media for optimum moisture wicking, we have taken all the guesswork out of properly planting this stunning specimen. The soil contains all the nutrients the plant will need in its lifetime, so no fertilizer is required. All you need to do is water the reservoir when the gauge reaches 'low.' Easy as pie!
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Common Names: Rex Begonia, Beefsteak Geranium, Painted-Leaf Begonia, King Begonia, Fancy-Leaf Begonia
Height: 4” pot = 6” Specimen = 3’
Light: Bright, indirect
Foot Candles: 100 - 200
Water: Keep moist
Humidity: 40% - 70%
Temperature: 16°C - 28°C
Soil: Regular potting mix
Container: Self-watering planter, living wall
Nutrients: 15-10-10 Monthly
Propagation: Seed, division, or leaf cuttings
Interiorscape Use: Adds colour and interest
Common Pests: Mealybugs, Aphids, Spider Mites, Scale, Thrips.
Common Issues: Direct sun will crisp the leaves. If grown for foliage, remove flowers. Susceptible to mildew.
Comments: Named after Michael Begon, Governor of French Canada from 1638 to 1710. Rex is latin for King. One of the most hybridised plants in interior horticulture. Many colours available and some even have interesting spiral patterns.
Toxicity: Kidney failure in animals, vomiting, salivation in dogs and cats. The most toxic part is the roots, which are never visible so the threat is negligible.