The ultimate plant care guide for the Rex Begonia (Painted-leaf Begonia)
Have you ever wanted to own a Rex Begonia (also known as Painted-Leaf Begonia)? This unique, eye-catching plant has beautiful variegated leaves that can add a touch of color and life to any room. If you’ve been wanting to learn how to take care of this special houseplant, then you’re in the right place.
To give you the best chance to take care of this plant, we've broken down the caring process into a few different steps. These steps are designed to provide you with the most in-depth information to teach you everything you need to know about caring for your plant.
How to care for a Begonia Maculata (Polka dot plant)
How to grow a Begonia Maculata in Leca
Are you interested in learning how to care for a Rex Begonia? Well, you've come to the right place. I'm here to help you learn all about these beautiful plants and provide you with an ultimate guide on taking great care of them.
This guide will show you the best sunlight exposure for your Rex Begonia, the perfect watering schedule for it, how often to fertilize it and much more! If you take the time to read and follow this guide, I'm sure your plant will be looking its best in no time. It's also super easy to understand, no matter what your age is – even if you're only 10 years old! So why wait any longer? Let's get started on taking amazing care of your Rex Begonia right away!
1. How to care for a Begonia Maculata (Polka dot plant)
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2. How to grow a Begonia Maculata in Leca
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A Begonia Maculata looks like a difficult plant to take care of. However, the it's an easy-going plant that's perfect for beginners. In this post, we'll go over how you convert a Begonia Maculata from soil to Leca.
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Frequently asked questions
How should you water the Rex Begonia?
The Rex Begonia likes to be watered occasionally, but also needs to soil to dry out slightly. Water when the top of the soil has dried out.
How much sunlight does the Rex Begonia need?
The Rex Begonia does best in a spot where it gets bright, indirect sunlight. This spot is always bright but never gets direct sunlight.
How much fertilizer does the Rex Begonia need?
The Rex Begonia needs quite a bit of energy to grow, so you should fertilize it once per month in the spring and summer.
What is the best soil for the Rex Begonia?
The Rex Begonia likes to be watered when the top of the soil is dry, so use a soil mix that drains excess moisture quickly and holds onto some moisture for a few days.
What is the ideal temperature for the Rex Begonia?
The Rex Begonia prefers a spot that consistently stays between 18 - 24°C (64 - 75°F).
How do you propagate the Rex Begonia?
To propagate the Rex Begonia, you can take cuttings from the parent plant. Often, you cut part of the stem of the Rex Begonia and plant that in moist soil.
How often should you repot the Rex Begonia?
You should repot your Rex Begonia once every 2 year(s). This helps your Rex Begonia to stay healthy for many years.
Is the Rex Begonia easy to take care of?
The Rex Begonia is not the best plant for beginners, but also not very difficult to take care of.
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