Plant Care Rex Begonia 'Escargot'

Rex Begonia 'Escargot'

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

About Rex Begonia 'Escargot'

There are over 2,000 species of Begonia, and horticulturalists have created even more varities by cultivating all sorts of shapes and colors! They're native to tropical regions around the world, but are now found in homes in cold climates as well. Their taxonomy is far more complex than other plants, with species belonging to different cultivar groups. They contain oxalic acid, so be sure to keep them out of reach in homes with pets or children! ⚠️

Taxonomy

Begonia 'Escargot'
Begonia
Begoniaceae
Cucurbitales

Also known as

Begonia Escargot

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?

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5"
☀️ Light

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.

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💡 FAQs
💦 Water Needs

Rex Begonia 'Escargot' prefers for the soil to dry out between waterings and should be watered regularly. Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Rex Begonia 'Escargot' Water Frequency →

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☀️ Sunlight Needs

Rex Begonia 'Escargot' may have difficulty thriving and will drop leaves 🍃 without ample sunlight. Place it less than 3 feet from a window to maximize the potential for growth. Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement in your home 🏡.

Rex Begonia 'Escargot' Light Requirements →

Rex Begonia 'Escargot' Direct Sunlight Needs & Tolerance →


🐶 🐈 👶 Toxicity

Greg does not have confirmed data on this plant’s toxicity. If you, a family member, or a pet consumes plant material of unknown toxicity, it’s always best to consult a medical professional.

If you or someone else ingested this plant, call Poison Control at US (800) 222-1222. If a pet consumed this plant, contact your veterinarian or the ASPCA at US (888) 426-4435.


💨 Humidity

Rex Begonia 'Escargot' doesn’t require additional humidity. Plants absorb most water through their root system rather than their leaves, so the best way to provide humidity for your plants is through watering the soil.

Rex Begonia 'Escargot' Humidity Needs →


🪴 Soil

Rex Begonia 'Escargot' does best in well-draining soil. A good soil will contain lots of organic matter such as coco coir as well as perlite or vermiculite to help with drainage. Adding a handful of perlite to regular store-bought potting soil should do the trick!

Best Soil Mix for Rex Begonia 'Escargot' →

When and How to Successfully Repot Rex Begonia 'Escargot' →


💩 Fertilizer

Rex Begonia 'Escargot' should be repotted after it doubles in size or once a year, whichever comes first. Fresh potting soil has all the nutrients your plant needs, so as long as it’s refreshed yearly, you shouldn’t need to use fertilizer. Remember, plants get their energy from sunlight, not fertilizer!

How Much and When to Fertilize Rex Begonia 'Escargot' →


❄️ Dormancy

Rex Begonia 'Escargot' does not have a typical pattern of dormancy. If you notice their growth slowing down substantially, double check that they are getting enough sunlight and water to thrive!


🌎 Native Region

Rex Begonia 'Escargot' is native to Tropics and Subtropics worldwide.


🧐 Troubleshooting

When troubleshooting a sad-looking houseplant, start by checking for signs of distress in its leaves, such as yellowing, browning, or drooping, which can indicate overwatering or nutrient deficiencies.

Inspect the soil moisture; too dry or too wet soil can cause problems.

Ensure the plant is getting the right amount of light, as too much or too little can stress it.

Finally, consider environmental factors like temperature and humidity, and adjust care routines accordingly to revive your plant.


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
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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
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leaf-1 74 Plants
xp 5,697 XP
globe Highland, CA
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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