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Scientific Name: Begonia rex (incl. hybrids)
Pronunciation: beh-GOHN-yuh wrecks
Common Name: rex begonia
Family Name: Begoniaceae
Plant Type: Indoor foliage plant
Key ID Features: Grown for its interesting leaf patterns which can vary in appearance from spotted, streaked, bordered and splotched depending on the cultivar.
Course(s): HORT 1193/1293, CLT Training

Habit: Dense, Spreading, Upright
Form: Mounded
Texture: Medium - coarse
Mature Size:
Height:0.2 - 0.4m
Spread:0.3 - 0.6m
Growth Rate:Slow
Origin: Garden origin, South Asia / India
Hardiness Rating: Zone 10: (-1 to 4 C)
Exposure: Part sun/part shade, Sheltered
Soil/ Growing Medium: Well-drained
Water Use: Low
Landscape Uses: Indoor plant
Additional Info: Google
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Leaf Morphology: Glossary
Form: Simple
Arrangement: Basal
Texture/ Venation: Heavily veined, Pinnate venation, Prickly, Soft flexible
Surfaces: Branching hairs, Lustrous
Colour in Summer: Green, Pink, Red, Dark-green, Dark-red, Many cvs., with spots, zonation, etc.
Leaf(let) Terms:
Shapes: Ovate
Apices: Acute
Bases: Oblique (uneven)
Margins: Dentate
Additional Info: Leaves variegated, Stiff hairs undersides, petioles.

Inflorescence Type:
Flower Morphology:Monoecious plant
Number of Petals:4
Corolla Shape:Rotate/stellate
Ovary Position:Superior
Colour (petals): Not showy, Pink
Flower Time at Peak: Can flower any month

Fruit Type: Capsule
Fruit Colour: Brown
Fruiting Time:
Additional Info: Not showy
Bark or Stem Colour:
Organ Modifications: Rhizomes

Propagation: Softwood cuttings
Plant Care:
Optimal Temp.: High indoor temperature
Light Level:Low indoor light level
Pest Susceptibility: Mites, Root rot,
(GNH) GreeNHouse
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