Information for Begonia rex(rhiz.)

B and T World Seeds' reference number: 11822
USDA average, annual, minimum temperature Zone:10
Type of plant - perennial
Flower: pale PINK
Foliage: metallic GREEN - RED

Common names for Begonia rex(rhiz.): Begonia,  King Begonia,  Painted Leaf Begonia, 

Begonia rex(rhiz.) is included in the following B and T World Seeds flowering plant categories:
6:   Bulbous and Rhizomatous Plant Seed List
31:   House and Container Plant Seed List
131:   Toxic Plants
149:   Begonia Seed and Plant List
259:  Begoniaceae
720:   Fire Resistant Plants

Germination guide
Begonia rex(rhiz.) seeds will usually germinate in 15-60 days, even under good conditions germination may be erratic. Normally will only germinate with light so surface sow. Sow Begonia rex(rhiz.) seeds on the surface of a Peaty seed sowing mix at about 25C.

Sow on the surface of moist compost, use a translucent cover to allow light in and to keep the compost humid and warm (do not place in direct sunlight)

Fibrous 70-75#F, tuberous 65-70#F.

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