Red Kiss Rex Begonia Care
Begonia rex should be watered when the soil or pot feels dry but don t wait until the plant starts to wilt.
Red kiss rex begonia care. Striking colorfully patterned foliage creates stunning specimens. Begonia rex red kiss. Use indoors or outdoors in hanging baskets containers or beds alone or mixed with other plants. 4 pot 1 plant per pot 8 weeks to finish.
Feed rex begonias once every two weeks during spring and summer using a balanced liquid houseplant fertilizer. Water rex begonias when the potting mix just dries. In southern regions it may benefit from a protection from direct sun during the heat of the day but in northern regions some sun on the leaves presents no problem. Place in a shady location outdoors or in medium to low light indoors.
You can cut back on water during their dormant period in the winter watering only when the pot dries out. Beautiful foliage adds interest to shade combinations. They make attractive eye catching plants dressing up mixed containers hanging baskets and situated in an entranceway covered porch or patio area balcony or rooftop garden and even used in a shade garden in the landscape. Watering on demand or when the soil is dry to the touch is a great way to keep rex begonias happy.
If you want to give your rex begonia a break from inside your home just place it in a shady to partially shady location outdoors and care for it as usual. Give rex begonias a diluted dose of organic soluble food every four to six weeks during the growing season. Water when soil surface is slightly dry to the touch. Avoid soggy conditions but do not allow plants to wilt.
50 count strip tray. There are hundreds of cultivars of b. Begonias do not grow or use fertilizer efficiently below 58 f. They like moist soil but it cannot be too wet or fungal diseases could occur.
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. Grow rex begonia in a medium to bright spot as a houseplant. Pruning will encourage new growth making the plant look much rounder and healthier. Begonia rex red tango mixes well with other shade and humidity loving plants such as asparagus ferns and geraniums.
If you have a variety of rex begonia that goes dormant in winter water sparingly until spring when new growth begins.