Iron Cross Rex Begonia
Iron Cross Rex Begonia

Iron Cross Rex Begonia

List Price: 24.95
Price: 12.48
Each 5-Inch Pot contains 1 Plant
Iron Cross Begonia: Green meets bold emblematics

Plant Grows Well In These Rooms
  • Rooms with East-facing windows
  • Rooms with West-facing windows
Plant Features

The Iron Cross Rex Begonia is a striking embodiment of nature's juxtaposition between softness and boldness. Its leaves, a gentle light green, stand out with their unique bristly texture, giving them an almost tactile allure. But what truly sets this plant apart are the prominent chocolate-brown markings that stretch across the foliage, reminiscent of iron crosses. These markings not only add a dramatic flair to each leaf but also evoke a sense of history and reverence. The stark contrast between the light green and rich brown paints a picture of a verdant field with iron emblems proudly displayed, making this begonia a conversation piece in any garden or indoor space.

Care Tips for Your Iron Cross Rex Begonia

  • Light: Best in rooms with east or west facing windows. They prefer indirect light, although they can endure some direct sunlight in the early mornings or late evenings during winter.
  • Water:Maintain a consistently moist soil. However, be cautious not to overwater.
  • Soil: Use a well-draining potting mix.
  • Temperature: The ideal temperature range is 60-85°F (15-29°C).
  • Humidity: High humidity is preferred. Mist the leaves once a day if you have a dry environment.
  • Fertilization: Fertilize once per month during the growing season with a balanced fertilizer.
  • Pet Friendly: NO
  • Pests and Diseases: It is relatively resistant to pests and diseases. However, if you notice any pests, treat them with an insecticidal soap or neem oil.
  • Troubleshooting: If it starts dropping its leaves, it may be getting too much or too little water. Check the soil moisture and adjust your watering schedule accordingly. If the leaves are turning yellow, it may be a sign of overwatering. Allow the soil to dry out more between waterings.

The Iron Cross Rex Begonia is a testament to the intricate and unexpected designs that nature often surprises us with, making it a must-have for enthusiasts and collectors alike.

Plant Characteristics
Mature Height: 10-16 inches
Mature Spread: 12-16 inches
Habit: Upright
Foliage Color: Multicolored
Garden Styles: Container Garden, Houseplant, Tropical Garden
Plant Used for: Thriller
Pet Friendly: No
Plant Type: Hybrid
Plant Needs
Light Requirement: East facing windows, West facing windows
Watering Needs: Water when the top 1 inch of soil is dry
Soil Properties: Well-drained
Fertilizer: Once per month when actively growing
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