Begonia Rex Indian Summer – 9cm
Begonia Rex are colourful foliage plants that originate from India. Their leaves come in a large variety of size, shape, colour and pattern. They tend to stay quite compact and can reach a maximum height of 12-24 inches.
It is toxic to humans and animals.
It does not come with the ceramic pot shown in the pictures.
*Please note* Plants may have been watered before shipping, do not water upon arrival unless they are dry.
Part sun, part shade (indirect light) – Plants with this requirement are easy to find a perfect spot for. West- or East-facing windows are great for these or even a spot further away from a very sunny window.
Medium demand – Before you water always feel the soil the top layer should be dry before giving more water. This plant loves water but does not want their roots to live in water, so water well and then let the soil almost dry out before watering again. If the plant gets too much water, it is at risk of rot.
Water type unsensitive – Normal tap water is fine for this plant.
These are the recommended temperatures for your plant to thrive, making it happy and healthy: 18°C-25°C
Fertilizing in winter – Only fertilise this plant in winter if it is actively growing (putting out new leaves) and use a weak fertiliser at half the recommended dose. Most plants will go dormant in winter and stop growing so will not need fertilised. If you were to fertilise a dormant plant it won’t absorb the nutrients which will stay in the soil and can cause chemical burn to the plant.
High humidity – This means keeping them in a warm, humid, draft free location. You can increase humidity by using pebble trays under your pots, by grouping plants close together, by misting in the morning and of course using a humidifier.
Standard houseplant mix – You want the soil to be moist but well-draining. Try 2 parts coco coir or potting mix and 1-part perlite. If the plant is drying out to quickly in your environment, then use less perlite. Conversely if the soil is staying too soggy add more perlite.
The tubers are highly toxic to household pets but they are safe for humans.
As with any plant, do not repot within 1-2 weeks of receiving as you need your plant to acclimatise to your house and recover from the stress of shipping.