Begonia rex (Rex Cultorum Group)
King Begonia, Fan Plant
Begonia rex lies in the Rex Cultorum Horticultural Group. This grouping contains rhizomatous hybrids and cultivars with attractive leaf colourations, that have been bred from the species Begonia rex. This evergreen perennial typically grows to around 30 cm tall, producing large, oval foliage coloured metallic green with attractive silver markings on the upper surface and red colouration on the undersides. Originating from Northern India, this plant produces stunning pink flowers, and is commonly grown indoors as a houseplant due to its striking foliage. Many hybrids and cultivars have been bred from this species, in a huge range of colourations.
Attractive, brightly coloured foliage.
Partial Shade, Partial Sun
Loam, Sand, Chalk
Soil PH preference
Neutral, Alkaline, Acid