NEW Begonia Rex cultivar 'Plum Paisley' has large heart shaped foliage that starts out silver, lined with dark steel; blushing with plum purple and developing silver spots on the margins as the leaves mature.
Rex Begonias enjoy lots of bright indirect light, but no direct sun. These can grow in artificial light like fluorescent, although experiences vary. Let the top of the soil dry before watering again. They enjoy a good soak, but need to dry out mostly between watering. They like warmer temperatures and should not be subjected to under 60 degrees. Although Rex Begonias like humidity, they do not like being misted. Because of their textured surface, molds and mildew can form if the plant leaves are overly wet.
General Begonia Care Tips:
Light: Foliage Begonias prefer bright, indirect sunlight, whereas blooming begonias’ light needs vary.
Water: Begonias prefer moist but not soggy soil so make sure the soil and pot are well draining.
Fertilizer: Feed once a month during the growing season with a diluted liquid fertilizer.