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Other common names
fan plant king begonia
Begonia can be annuals, evergreen or deciduous perennials or shrubs, with fibrous, tuberous or rhizomatous roots and usually asymmetrical leaves, often strikingly patterned, and small or large flowers, both male and female in the same cluster
Begoniaceae / Begoniaceae
R. rex is an evergreen perennial to 30cm, with large, obliquely ovate leaves which are metallic green with a silvery zone on the upper surface, reddish beneath; panicles of small pink flowers in winter
Rex begonias are evergreen, rhizomatous perennials grown for their handsome, brightly coloured leaves, rather than the small pale pink or white flowers which may appear in spring, summer or autumn
Aspect South-facing or West-facing or East-facing
SoilLoam, Chalk, Sand
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Grow under glass or in frost-free enviroment. Mainly grown for foliage
Propagate by seed, leaf cuttings or sections of rhizome
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Sub-tropical Patio & Container Plants
No pruning required
Can get caterpillars, mealybugs, tarsonemid mite, thrips, vine weevil and aphids
May be infected by powdery mildews
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