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Silver Limbo 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 Silver Limbo Rex Begonia Plant
Plant Features

The Silver Limbo Rex Begonia is an ornamental plant known for its stunning foliage, a characteristic trait of the Rex Begonia family. This variety is particularly admired for its large, heart-shaped leaves that exhibit a unique silver sheen, often accompanied by subtle hints of green or purple. The leaves' texture is also noteworthy, with a slightly puckered surface that adds depth and character to the plant's appearance. Rex Begonias like the Silver Limbo are primarily grown for their decorative leaves rather than their flowers.

Caring for the Silver Limbo Rex Begonia involves a few important considerations. Browning leaf edges can indicate low humidity or water with high mineral content. Overwatering can lead to root rot, signified by wilting or yellowing leaves. Conversely, underwatering can cause the leaves to become dry and crispy. Insufficient light can diminish the vibrancy of the leaves' coloration, while excessive direct sunlight can scorch them. This plant prefers a high humidity environment, so regular misting or using a humidifier can be beneficial. Regularly check for pests such as aphids and spider mites.

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