Painted-leaf begonia

Begonia rex (Rex-cultorum Group)

Fan plant, King begonia

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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.
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Planning

Flowering time

Winter

Propagation

Special features

Attractive flowers
Attractive leaves

Special features

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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