Begonia rex-cultorum, also known as Rex Begonia or Begonia Leaf, likes even water, but hates being overwatered, as the rhizomes are prone to rot in soggy soil. It also thrives on humidity.
Sunlight: Direct sunlight or partial sunlight
Water: Allow the top 50% of the soil to dry up before you water a Rex Begonia plant, they like to be evenly watered but hate being over-watered.
Fertiliser: Keep plant in top form by feeding the plants every few weeks with a dilute solution of liquid fertilizer or sprinkling solid fertiliser over the soil.
Plant size: approx. 15cm (vary in sizes)
Rootball size: 12cmø x 10cmH
Pot type: Plant comes in a coloured landscape pot (with drainage hole)
* Product photo shown is for reference only. Actual plant colour, type, size and arrangement may differ from photo.
* Kindly take note when you're purchasing matching pot, the diameter has to be larger than the rootball size
Soil for Begonia rex-cultorum
Begonia rex-cultorum plants prefer a light, rich soil. When planting directly in the ground, a moist, well-drained location is optimal and mulch will keep the roots shaded. A peat-based potting mix is ideal for containers.
All plants depend on light for their survival, and making sure your Begonia rex-cultorum plants get the right amount of light is key to keeping them happy. For both indoor and outdoor containers, group plants with similar light requirements. Don't mix shade lovers with sun lovers in a single pot; one or both of them will be unhappy, depending on where you place the pot.