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Begonia 'Rex'

Begonia 'Rex'

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Description: Begonia 'Rex', also known as Rex Begonia or Fancy-leaf Begonia, is a stunning plant admired for its vibrant and intricately patterned foliage. This variety is valued for its wide range of leaf colors, shapes, and textures, making it a popular choice for indoor gardens and collections. Begonia 'Rex' is prized for its ornamental foliage and adds a touch of elegance and beauty to any indoor space.

🌿 Botanical Name: Begonia 'Rex'

🐾 Pet Warning: Begonia plants, including 'Rex', are toxic to pets if ingested. Keep them out of reach of pets.

💧 Care Level: Moderate. Begonia 'Rex' requires specific care to thrive, particularly in terms of light, watering, and humidity.

📏 Approximate Size: Begonia 'Rex' can vary in size depending on the cultivar, but they generally range from 6-18 inches (15-45 cm) in height and width.

🌞 Light: Begonia 'Rex' prefers bright, indirect light. Avoid direct sunlight, as it can scorch the leaves. However, it can tolerate lower light conditions, although growth may be slower.

💧 Water: Keep the soil evenly moist but not waterlogged. Water when the top inch of soil feels dry to the touch, typically once or twice a week. Allow the soil to dry out slightly between waterings.

💦 Humidity: Begonia 'Rex' thrives in high humidity environments. Increase humidity by misting the leaves regularly, placing the plant on a tray of pebbles filled with water, or using a humidifier.

🌡️ Temperature: Begonia 'Rex' prefers temperatures between 65°F to 75°F (18°C to 24°C). Avoid exposing it to temperature extremes or drafts.

❄️ Hardiness: Begonia 'Rex' is not cold-hardy and should be protected from temperatures below 50°F (10°C).

🌱 Fertilizing: Feed Begonia 'Rex' with a balanced liquid fertilizer diluted to half the recommended strength every 4-6 weeks during the growing season (spring and summer). Reduce fertilizing frequency in the fall and winter.

🔄 Re-potting: Repot Begonia 'Rex' every 1-2 years or when it outgrows its container. Use a well-draining potting mix.

🌱 Propagation: Begonia 'Rex' can be propagated through stem cuttings. Take 3-4 inch (7-10 cm) stem cuttings with at least two leaves and place them in moist potting soil. Keep the soil consistently moist until roots develop.

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