Deets: Rex begonias are rhizomatous begonias. A rhizome is basically a thickened stem, and the leaves emerge from the rhizome.
Name(s): Begonia Rex-Cultorum / Common Names: Rex Begonia, King Begonia, Painted Begonia, Painted Leaf Begonia, Peace Begonia and Begonia.
Light: Rex begonias do well in bright indirect light. Some direct sun is okay for short times, especially if it is from an eastern window that has morning sun, which is gentler. For periods of the year where the sun is strongest, or if you live in an area that has strong sun, you will want to avoid too much direct sun. You can easily use sheer curtains to diffuse direct sun, or set the plant a few feet back from a very sunny window. Too much direct sun can burn the foliage.
Water: Rex begonias prefer to grow in a fairly evenly moist soil. However, you must have a good balance because these plants can easily be prone to root rot. A good rule of thumb is to allow the top inch or so (2.5 cm.) to dry out, and then water again. It is better to keep the soil on the slightly drier side, but never let the soil completely dry out, as this can quickly spell death for your rex begonia. If you let the soil get too dry, your plant will quickly wilt.
Grower: Beginners, all types.
Pet Friendly: No. Toxic to pets.
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