Begonia rex X cultorum
Begonia rex X cultorum
Begonia rex X cultorum
Begonia rex X cultorum
Begonia rex X cultorum
Begonia rex X cultorum
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This plant truly is a work of art, from spiralling leaves to intricate patterns and stunning colours, it's hard to beat the magnificence of the Rex Begonia. 

 

Begonia rex-cultorum                       

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Common Names: Rex Begonia, Beefsteak Geranium, Painted-Leaf  Begonia, King Begonia, Fancy-Leaf Begonia 

Family: Begoniaceae

Origin: India

Growth: Clumping

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.