Let's avoid exposing apartment plants to direct sunlight, which could damage the leaves, especially during the hottest months of the year. We should prefer a bright position, but with filtered light. For a balanced development of the the Begonia rex it is advisable to locate it in a place where it is exposed to at least a few hours of direct sunlight.The Begonia rex can't tolerate freezings, therefore it is best to grow it in a cold green house or in an apartment; during late Spring we can place them outside, when all risks of freezings are unprobable.
Feed Begonia rex
In the spring letís use a fertilizer every 15-20 days, melting it in the water which we use to irrigate; we can choose a fertilizer for flowering plants or green plants, rich with nitrogen and potassium to favour a balanced development of the new vegetation. Otherwise we can, if we want to, use a slow release fertilizer, to add to the soil, every 3-4 months.
Care Begonia rex
The development of the the Begonia rex is The Begonia rex develops like a perennial herb. This plant in the winter assumes a greenpink colouring; it is small in size and can reach 30 cm high. It keeps its leaves in the winter.
Irrigation Begonia rex
Letís water these plants only when the substratum is clearly dry using 2-3 glasses of water ; during this period of the year we should intervene every 1-2 weeks , or even less if the weather is rainy. To avoid that a scarce drainage could favour the development of fungal diseases, let's remember to avoid leaving water in the saucer.
Adversity Begonia rex
The spring weather, with a high temperature swing between the day and night hours, and pretty frequent rains, can favour the development of fungus diseases, which should be treated pre-emptively with a systemic fungicide, to use before the gems grow excessively; at the end of the winter we also suggest a wide range insecticide to prevent the attack of aphids and cochineals. We should always remember to do these treatments when there aren't flowerings in the garden.
Substrate Begonia rex
These apartment plants favour very well drained soils.
Cultivate Begonia rex
Seeing the quite contained development itís possible to grow these plants in a container. The indications given in this article are related to a medium size plant.