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Iron Cross Rex Begonia Plant

  • - Pet Safe: No
  • - Care Level: Medium
  • - Space Required: 16 inches
  • - Thrives In Rooms With: North or East facing windows
  • - Each 5-Inch Pot contains 1 Iron Cross Rex Begonia Plant
Plant Features

The Iron Cross Rex Begonia is a distinctive and attractive variety known for its unique leaf pattern and texture. The leaves are typically a bright green color with a prominent dark brown to maroon 'iron cross' pattern in the center. This striking contrast makes it a favorite among Rex Begonia varieties. The foliage may have a slightly puckered or textured surface, adding to its visual appeal. As with other Rex Begonias, the Iron Cross is appreciated for its foliage rather than its flowers.

When caring for the Iron Cross Rex Begonia, certain issues may arise. Brown leaf edges can be indicative of low humidity or exposure to harsh chemicals in tap water. Overwatering or poor drainage can lead to root rot, indicated by wilting or yellowing leaves. If the plant is not receiving enough light, the vibrant leaf patterns may fade. Direct sunlight should be avoided, as it can burn the leaves. High humidity is essential for maintaining the health of this plant, so regular misting or using a humidifier is beneficial. Checking for pests such as aphids and spider mites is also important.

Attribute name Attribute value
Plant Needs
Sunlight Indirect, Bright - within 2-3' of a window
Watering Needs Allow the top of the soil to dry before watering
Fertilizer Every 4-6 weeks
Humidity Level High (a humidifier must be in the room)
Temperature 65-75 F
Care Level Green Thumb (plants require a little effort)
Attribute name Attribute value
Plant Characteristics
Height Category Medium
Mature Spread 6-12 inches
Habit Mounded
Foliage Color Multicolored
Garden Styles Houseplant
Pet Friendly No