Plant Care Rex Begonia Reviews

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4.5 out of 5 (74 experiences)

Rex Begonia has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 38
Rex Begonia has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 33
Rex Begonia has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 25
Rex Begonia has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 15
Rex Begonia has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 11
Rex Begonia has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 7
Rex Begonia has a Pet friendly plant personality Pet friendly 2
Rex Begonia has a Pest magnet plant personality Pest magnet 1
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@Madeline
leaf-1 8 Plants
xp 160 XP
globe Austin, TX
06/20/2021

It loves humidity more than anything and is very picky in dry climates.

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Browns easily Browns easily
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@Essdubya
leaf-1 8 Plants
xp 147 XP
06/08/2021

Dappled sun. Water when soil is dry. Must occasionally.

Fast grower Fast grower
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
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@Hondeydragonwithplants
leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 110 XP
globe Edmond, OK
06/04/2021

snudew tends to get droopy sometimes but i try to let her get enough sunlight as possible, even though she is a low light plant she doesn’t seem like she’s getting enough. so once you get a rex make sure they get 1-4 hours of sun just to be careful!

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
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@Natalie
leaf-1 6 Plants
xp 137 XP
05/24/2021

Needs some extra care. It’s a very pretty plant but needs to be watered kinda frequently so needs a lotta care.

Browns easily Browns easily
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@Natalie
leaf-1 6 Plants
xp 137 XP
05/24/2021

Needs some extra care. It’s a very pretty plant but needs to be watered kinda frequently so needs a lotta care.

Browns easily Browns easily
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@Egotopia
leaf-1 77 Plants
xp 8,954 XP
globe Jacksonville, FL
05/18/2021

Through trial and error (almost killed it) I have learned that this plant hates being near a/c and is dramatic when you miss watering day. It will thrive in bright sunlight, even limited direct sunlight, and humidity above 50%. Mine is in a west facing window and gets dappled direct sunlight in the afternoon. Potted in terracotta with a soil mix of organic potting soil, perlite, worm castings, and vermiculite.

Fast grower Fast grower
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Survivor Survivor
Browns easily Browns easily
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@Shelbsplanta
leaf-1 2 Plants
xp 67 XP
globe Nicholasville, KY
05/16/2021

Dont skip a day to water and make sure it gets some sunlight!!!!

Survivor Survivor
Browns easily Browns easily
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@Mocena
leaf-1 70 Plants
xp 2,116 XP
globe Columbia, SC
05/16/2021

Gotta make sure they have humidity but they will reward you!

Fast grower Fast grower
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
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@Xxpinksirenxx
leaf-1 4 Plants
xp 153 XP
globe Pinson, AL
05/13/2021

Make sure it has room to grow, adequate lighting but not direct sunlight, the leaves will start to burn. Shaded area works best. Mine accidentally stayed out in the a randomly low cold night & almost died, brought him back to full health in just a few weeks.

Fast grower Fast grower
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Survivor Survivor
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@Kennedy
leaf-1 59 Plants
xp 1,221 XP
05/03/2021

It’s a very pretty color but if you don’t water it on time

Browns easily Browns easily
Fast grower Fast grower
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@Denarocca
leaf-1 19 Plants
xp 134 XP
globe Newcastle upon Tyne, England
04/28/2021

I adore this plant. It has been quite a fast grower with beautiful felt like leaves. I've never seen anything like it.

Fast grower Fast grower
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
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@Erynschmeck1
leaf-1 21 Plants
xp 364 XP
globe Tunkhannock, PA
04/15/2021

Insanely pretty almost glittery pink leaves. One thing though, she’ll definitely tell you when she wants water, her leaves will be so dull and droopy. Give her a good soak and put her in a bright area for an hour or two and she’ll be so pretty again :).

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
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@Nj_plantie_lady
leaf-1 10 Plants
xp 152 XP
04/13/2021

Love the colors and vibrancy of this plant! It is dramatic as I am finding with most of my begonias and they let me know when they want a drink!

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@Maria
leaf-1 74 Plants
xp 5,697 XP
globe Highland, CA
04/02/2021

One of the begonias I have that’s pretty low maintenance, no brown tips.

Fast grower Fast grower
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves