Begonia rex


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Synonyms for Begonia rex

any of numerous usually rhizomatous hybrid begonias derived from an East Indian plant having rough-textured leaves patterned in silver and bronze and purple and red-brown with inconspicuous flowers

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The leaves of Begonia rex can also be laid flat on a tray of compost, with the stalk removed.
A flower show spokeswoman said: "This stunning, colourful Begonia Rex sports green white and red foliage just like the Welsh flag.
These are the large-flowered varieties that grow from tubers, not to be confused with other types such as Begonia semperflorens which have small red, pink and white flowers and fibrous roots, those with beautiful coloured and patterned leaves, like Begonia rex , or the tall, spotted-leaved Begonia coccinea , with delicate, cascading flowers.
Other plants suited to the living room are: caladiums, calathea rosea picta, aucuba japonica variegata, begonia rex, ficus and monstera.
I suggest you try some of the following: Chamaedora (the parlour palm), ferns, tolmiea (the piggy back plant), Swiss cheese plant (monstera deliciosa), ivies, cyclamen, begonia rex, bird's nest fern (asplenium nidus) and the creeping fig (ficus pumila).
He asks: "How do I stop the leaves on my houseplant Begonia Rex from shrivelling up?
those with beautiful coloured and patterned leaves, like Begonia rex, and the tall, spotted-leaved Begonia coccinea, with its delicate, cascading angel-wing flowers, which have been prized house plants for years.
Some homes with have some of the relatively new non-stop tuberous Begonias in baskets and containers for the summer and a few will have at least one representative house plant such as Begonia rex.