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River Nile 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 River Nile Rex Begonia Plant
Plant Features

The River Nile Rex Begonia is a visually stunning and popular houseplant, part of the Rex Begonia family, known for its ornamental foliage. The 'River Nile' variety is particularly noted for its unique leaf shape and coloration. The leaves are typically round and puckered, with a distinctive spiral marking at the center. The color of the foliage can range from green to bronze, often with a metallic sheen, and the leaf margins are usually a contrasting silver or red.

Caring for the River Nile Rex Begonia involves addressing a few common issues. Browning leaf edges can indicate low humidity or exposure to mineral-heavy water. Overwatering can cause root rot, indicated by yellowing or wilting leaves. Insufficient light can result in a loss of the vibrant coloration in the leaves, while too much direct sunlight can burn them. This plant prefers high humidity, so regular misting or using a humidifier is beneficial. Checking for pests such as aphids and spider mites and maintaining good air circulation are also important for the plant's health.

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

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begonias are special

love this plant, texture, colors, how it grows

From anonymous | October 15, 2020