The Rex Begonia is a beautiful plant grown particularly for its striking and unique foliage. Indeed, there are countless varieties that will stop you in your tracks and make your draw drop. Also referred to as the painted-leaf begonia, many of the many different varieties show vibrant colors, fuzzy hairs, and a wide range of patterns from pretty to wild. This plant will bloom year round.
Growing a Rex Begonia is relatively simple. They prefer shade to light shade/partial sun. Water when the surface of the soil is dry and the soil under the surface is beginning to dry as well. – Take care not to over water, this is often the problem growers have with Rex Begonias.
When the Rex Begonia flowers, it puts a lot of its energy into those beautiful bursts. Many growers of this plant prefer to pinch back flowers as they appear so that the leaves don’t lose their vibrant colors and patterns.
Eventually, your Rex Begonia will need to be divided and repotted (after a few years) to get rid of aging leaves and rhizomes.
Enjoy! This is a lovely, lovely, lovely plant