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Growing and Caring for Rex Begonia

Growing and Caring for Rex Begonia

Rex begonias (Begonia rex-cultorum)  are a beautiful and unique houseplant that can bring life and color to any home. They are known for their bright and colorful leaves that come in a variety of shapes and sizes. Growing and caring for a Rex begonia requires a few specific conditions in order to thrive. They prefer bright, indirect sunlight and temperatures between 18-27 degrees Celsius. Be careful not to over-fertilize as this can damage the delicate plant.

Location: Rex begonias prefer bright, indirect light and a warm, humid environment. They should not be placed in direct sunlight, as this can scorch their leaves.

Water: Water your Rex Begonia regularly, making sure to keep the soil moist but never soggy.

Soil: Rex begonias prefer a well-draining, peat-based potting mix.

Humidity: Create a humid environment for your Rex Begonia by misting it regularly or by placing it in a terrarium.

Pruning: Prune your Rex Begonia regularly to keep it looking neat and to encourage new growth.

Repotting: Repot rex begonias every year or two, as they prefer to be root bound.

Common Problems: Rex begonias may be prone to leaf spot, mealybugs, and root rot.

Lastly, make sure to keep your begonia away from any cold drafts or air conditioning vents. With the right care and attention, you can enjoy a beautiful rex begonia for years to come.

 

 

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