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Begonia Rex “Indian Summer”

Latin name

Begonia beleaf “Indian Summer” (Red)



Common name

Begonia beleaf


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

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Begonia beleaf “Indian Summer”, also known as Begonia beleaf, is a highly decorative and popular houseplant with striking pink-red foliage with a unique shape and pattern.

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



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


The soil should be kept moist, but not wet.


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


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,
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