Begonia Rex Listada
Begonia Rex Listada is also known as the striped begonia, native to Brazil. Begonia Rex Listada grows in a compact bushy form and has dark green hairy leaves that have a yellow/ green line down the middle of the leaf, hence its common name as the striped begonia. The underneath of the leaves are a reddy purple adding yet more contract to the colours of this plant.This plant can grow to heights of 3ft.
It is toxic to humans and animals.
This plant comes with a free 6 cm nursery pot.
It does not come with the ceramic pot shown in the pictures. But if you would love one too you can add your own Deep Rooted Potagate Pot to your basket.
This plant may have been watered before shipping – please do not water upon arrival unless the soil is completely dry.
Care Guide for your Begonia Rex Listada
What Lighting Do I Need For My Begonia Listada?
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 your Begonia Rex Listada, or even a spot a short distance from a very sunny window.
*Top Tip: Plants grow towards light, rotate your Begonia every time you water to help it grow evenly.
How Often Do I Need To Water My Begonia Rex?
Medium demand – *Always check how damp the soil is before watering*
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 your Begonia Listada.
What Temperature Is Best For My Listada?
The recommended temperature for your new house plant to thrive, making it happy and healthy, is between 18°C-25°C
How Do I Fertilise My Begonia?
Only fertilise your Begonia Rex Listada if it is actively growing (putting out new leaves).
Use a weak fertiliser at half the recommended dose if you are not sure. Most house plants will go dormant in winter and stop growing so will not need to be fertilised.
If you fertilise a dormant plant, it will not absorb the nutrients. The nutrients will instead stay in the soil and can cause chemical burn to your house plant.
To avoid chemical burn to your house plant, use a natural fertiliser for your Begonia, like our Silver Soil Booster.
What Humidity Is Best For This House Plant?
High humidity (Between 70-100%) – This means keeping them in a warm, humid, draft free location. You can increase humidity by either using pebble trays under your pots, grouping plants close together, misting in the morning, and of course using a humidifier.
What Is The Best Soil For Begonia?
Houseplant mix – These plants require less drainage then other plants and don’t like to fully dry out between watering. Try 1-part coco coir + 1- part peat free compost + 1-part perlite. If the plant is drying out too quickly in your environment, then use less perlite. Conversely if the soil is staying too soggy add more perlite.
Alternatively, we have the perfect pre-made Houseplant Soil Mix.
Is Listada Toxic?
The tubers are highly toxic to household pets but they are safe for humans.
As with any house plant, please do not repot within 2 weeks of delivery as you need your plant to acclimatise to your house and recover from the stress of shipping.