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Painted-leaf begonia

Begonia rex (Rex-cultorum Group)

King begonia, Fan plant

This Begonia species lies in the Rex-cultorum horticultural group, these plants are generally rhizomatous hybrids and cultivars with attractive leaf colourations, that have been bred from this Begonia species, B. rex. This evergreen perennial typically grows to around 30cm tall, producing large, oval foliage coloured metallic green with silver markings on the upper surface and red on the undersides. Originating from northern India, this plant produces pink flowers, which make a stunning winter display. Frequently grown indoors as a houseplant for its striking foliage. Many hybrids and cultivars have been bred from this species, in a huge range of colourations.

Planning

Flowering time
Winter

Propagation

Special features

Attractive leaves
Attractive, brightly coloured foliage

Geography

Origin
India.

Environment

Light
Partial Sun
Soil type
Loam, Sand, Chalk
Soil PH preference
Neutral, Alkaline, Acid
Frost hardiness
Tender

Personality

Family
Begoniaceae
Flower colour
Pink

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