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Begonia Rex (Shadow King Cool White)

Begonia Rex (Shadow King Cool White)

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Among the various types of begonias, Begonia rex is one of the most beautiful and dramatic plants. Sometimes called painted-leaf begonias or fancy-leaf begonias, these plants are known for their variegated leaves. They frequently have large leaves (up to 6 inches long) that are brightly colored in various shades of green, red, silver, and even purple.

Rex begonia (Begonia rex-cultorum) is a semi-tropical perennial plant normally grown as an outdoor container plant or houseplant. If planted in the garden (a relatively rare occurrence), rex begonia is grown as an annual in all but the warmest climates.

Light:  Rex begonias like bright, indirect light year-round. Because they are not aggressive bloomers, they can tolerate less light than other begonias and will thrive under fluorescent lights.

Watering: Rex begonias require regular water, but be careful not to overwater them. They thrive on humidity but be careful if misting leaves that they don't stay too wet and encourage powdery mildew.2 Let the soil surface become dry to the touch before watering. But don't let the soil become overly dry or the plant will begin to wither. The soil should be watered to feel slightly, but evenly moist.

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