The older leaves have a wavy edge and a more pronounced leaf spiral, but all have a spiral of olive green and metallic silver green and a red underside. This strain has grown more for foliage above the flowers and produces small, pink flower clusters from fall-early winter. Begonia can be annual, evergreen or deciduous perennials or shrubs, with fibrous, tuberous or rhizomatous roots and usually asymmetrical leaves, often conspicuously patterned, and small or large flowers, both male and female, in the same group. Grow in moist, well-drained soil and partial shade.
How do I keep begonias happy?
I've found that it's much easier to use a propagation chamber to root begonia cuttings and I've had the best success with that. Although they are commonly sold as annual plants in cold climates, begonias are actually tropical perennials that can live for many years. When growing begonias outdoors, you need to trim them every 4 months to keep them healthy and happy. But what matters most is basic care and the space you give your begonia, and that starts with watering.
Ideally, the soil should always be slightly moist, but not too wet, as begonias are very sensitive to overwatering and can easily develop root rot.
Do begonias Rex like moisture?
Best grown in containers or as houseplants, this is a stunning way to add interest and color to your home. The steps to transplanting rex begonias from their nursery container to a more permanent one are relatively simple. With these tips and considerations, you'll be ready to cultivate a king begonia as a flourishing member of your houseplant collection. However, do not keep the soil too moist, otherwise rot may occur, and do not allow the soil to dry out so much that the rex begonia wilts.
The different varieties produce leaves in different shapes and shades, including green, silver, red, pink, purple, and orange. Rex begonia comes from parts of India, China, and Vietnam, particularly in tropical and subtropical climates.
How big do begonias get?
The bronze-green foliage of the “Richmond” begonia, also called sun begonia (begonia 'Richmondensis'), seems to change under different lighting conditions. For begonias that you grow as indoor indoor plants in winter, place a pebble tray under the pots and fill it with water regularly to keep the humidity high. Most begonias grow between 8 inches and 3 feet tall, so you can find the perfect plant for the perfect location. Pendulum shapes are particularly good for hanging baskets and have branches that can fall over the edge of a pot by 18 inches or more.
These begonias are grown in pots or landscape beds and bloom throughout the summer and offer plenty of color, especially when grown en masse.