Scientific name: Begonia
Common names: Rex Begonia, King Begonia
Origin: Northeastern India, Southern China, and Vietnam – though Rex has become very hybridized.
Height: 0.5 to 1.5′
Spread: 0.5 to 1.5″
Zones: 10 through 11
Sun: Part shade to full shade
Water: Moderately watered, keep moist, but well drained
Soil: Needs good drainage in containers
Frost Tolerant: No
Drought Tolerant: No
Method: Division of rhizome, Leaf cutting
Take healthy plant and divide rhizome, or take leaf stem cuttings and place in water or soil. For best results, use heating mat.
Toxic to dogs, cats, and horses.4
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- 2.Begonia. NC State Extension. https://plants.ces.ncsu.edu/plants/begonia/. Published March 14, 2020.
- 3.Begonia rex. The Royal Horticultural Society. https://www.rhs.org.uk/Plants/101666/i-Begonia-rex-i-(R)/Details. Accessed March 14, 2020.
- 4.Begonia. ASPCA. https://www.aspca.org/pet-care/animal-poison-control/toxic-and-non-toxic-plants/begonia. Accessed March 14, 2020.