Plant Care Rex Begonia 'Escargot'
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Rex Begonia 'Escargot'

5.0 out of 5 (3 experiences)

Rex Begonia 'Escargot' has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves
Rex Begonia 'Escargot' has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower

Taxonomy

Begonia 'Escargot'
Begonia
Begoniaceae
Cucurbitales

How to care for Rex Begonia 'Escargot'

Water

How often to water your Rex Begonia 'Escargot'

Water needs for Rex Begonia 'Escargot'
0.5 cups
every 9

Rex Begonia 'Escargot' needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of Rex Begonia 'Escargot'

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

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A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

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Finding light for Rex Begonia 'Escargot' in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Rex Begonia 'Escargot': 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Rex Begonia 'Escargot' may have difficulty thriving, and will drop leaves 🍃, without ample sunlight.

Place it less than 3 feet from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Rex Begonia 'Escargot' in your home 🏡.

Nutrients

How to fertilize Rex Begonia 'Escargot'

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Rex Begonia 'Escargot': repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Rex Begonia 'Escargot' after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

Care Summary for Rex Begonia 'Escargot'

Rex Begonia 'Escargot'

Rex Begonia 'Escargot'


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 3ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

What other plant parents say

Rex Begonia 'Escargot' has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 3
Rex Begonia 'Escargot' has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 1
Smaug avatar
@Smaug
leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 81 XP
05/12/2021

It’s gorgeous and has been growing so fast

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Fast grower Fast grower
Maria avatar
@Maria
leaf-1 79 Plants
xp 5,664 XP
globe Highland, California
03/21/2021

Out of all my begonias, this is my most favorite one. It’s also not as finicky, while others are browning on the edges, this one is just chill.

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves

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