Considered perennials in tropical and semitropical climates rex begonias are frost tender and typically grown as annuals or houseplants in north america. Wax begonias the familiar outdoor bedding begonia will bloom all year if kept warm.
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Rex begonia outdoor. Their distinct foliage makes them a popular houseplant but they can be finicky. Begonias begonia spp are available in many different varieties including rex wax tuberous and cane stemmed types. Selecting containers and soil for growing rex begonia indoors.
Rex begonia begonia rex cultorum is a semi tropical perennial plant normally grown as an outdoor container plant or houseplant. Begonia rex cultorum group bah go nyah. Cane types will go dormant if the temperature gets too cool.
Rex species native to parts of eastern asia if planted in the garden a relatively rare occurrence rex begonia is grown as an annual in all but the warmest climates. Rex to choose among usually classified by leaf size small three inches or less medium three to six inches or large more than six inches. Their main quibble with modern homes is dry air booman tells me causing brown.
Just water them regularly. Rex begonias begonia rex are tropical plants prized for their colorfully patterned and intriguingly shaped leaves although they are at home in a shady garden they are also popular as houseplants many people collect and display several varieties. Unlike the other outdoor begonia varieties these plants are grown primarily.
These plants fall into the tropical and subtropical. Cane type angel wing begonias and the rex or foliage begonias are also good indoor plants. Begonia rex red tango mixes well with other shade and humidity loving plants such as asparagus ferns and geraniums.
Rex originated in the forests of northern india today there are countless cultivars derived from this species enjoyed around the world. A subgroup of rhizomatous rex begonias begonia rex are widely available sold by florists and garden centers year round and generally reach 12 to 18 inches tall and wide. The initial species b.
Most rex begonias sold today are named hybrids although they are not always labeled as such. 2 8 20 page 2 rex begonias rex begonias are usually rhizomatous growing from surface rhizomes. The forms sold commercially are carefully cultivated varieties of the b.
Rex begonias bring their flamboyant star appeal to outdoor areas where many flowering plants fail to thrive and will be sure to steal the show wherever you decide to situate and grow them.