Begonia Rex "Asian Tundra"

Latin name

Begonia beleaf “Asian Tundra” (White)

Pronounciation

(“be-GO-nee-ah”)

Common name

King Begonia

Origin

Begonias are native to tropical and sub-tropical climate zones of South America, Africa and Asia.

How easy is it care for?

Begonia beleaf “Asian Tundra”, or Begonia Rex, is a highly decorative and popular houseplant, with beautiful large silvery patterned leaves and purple veins that radiate from the centre. Begonias are a vast group of plants of nearly 2,000 species that hybridize freely, making them very difficult to classify. Species that originate on different continents, and that are relatively distantly related are even able to hybridize, and this feature has led to the development of very many interesting decorative plant varieties. Many ornamental houseplants are often classified as Begonia rex, although they are often hybrids of different species and are put into the “Rex group”. Begonia produce one of the smallest types of seeds in the world, and often have a succulent stem. All our potted plants come in compostable coir pots.

Caring for your plant

Light

Medium-low to medium-high light. Avoid direct sunlight.

Watering

The soil should be kept moist, but not wet.

Pruning

The plant can be cut to shape to maintain a pleasant form. Stem cuttings can be taken to grow new plants.

Feeding

Add a dilute solution of fertilizer to the water at every watering.

Pest & Diseases

Mealybugs and other sap-feeding pests can be found on Begonias, and two-spotted spider mite may be troublesome in dry atmospheres. Physical removal of the pests by cleaning with a damp cloth or paper towel should be effective.

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Mill Road,
Henham,
CM22 6AA

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