Painted-Leaf Begonia

Begonia rex (Rex Cultorum Group)

King Begonia, Fan Plant

profile iconBegonia rex-cultorum 1, Korkenzieher Begonie, Botanical Garden Heidelberg
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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.
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Planning

Difficulty

Easy

Flowering time

Winter

Propagation

Special features

Attractive flowers

Attractive leaves

Attractive, brightly coloured foliage.

Special features

Origin

Northern India

Environment

Light

Partial Shade, Partial Sun

Soil moisture

Moist

Soil type

Loam, Sand, Chalk

Soil PH preference

Neutral, Alkaline, Acid

Frost hardiness

Tender

Personality

Family

Begoniaceae

Flower colour

Pink

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