Welcome to The Bio Dude!
*These plants require solid aeration but high humidity spikes throughout the day. Over watering and stagnant air will quickly kill this plant.*
Rex Begonia is available in a few forms. If you have a color choice let us know and we will do our best to accommodate!
Common Name: Rex Begonia
Scientific Name: Begonia rex cv.
-Care Recommendations By The Dude-
Best for These Animals:
Bio Dude Substrates: TerraFlora, TerraFauna
Soil Depth: Shallow to Moderate with proper drainage
Lighting: Low to Medium
Humidity & Misting: 50%-100% / Suggested
Mature Plant Size & Root System: These mound-forming plants can get large and bushy with age, with succulent somewhat-fragile leaves. Beautiful when grown properly! / Very thin, fibrous root systems are shallow but allow for maximum water absorption with adaquet humidity. Some Rex begonias can be tuberous, forming a succulent rhizome that creeps along the growing surface
Temperature Tolerance & Placement in the Terrarium: Too high temperatures/low humidity may cause leaves to brown / Underplanting (if maintained) or corner placement recommended
Edible & Side Effects if Ingested: Non-Toxic if consumed though these are typically used for ornamental not edible purposes
Pot Size & Packaging: A single 4" potted Rex Begonia plant / Plant is Shipped bare root wrapped in newspaper