Rex Begonia Escargot Kokedama
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Begonia Rex Escargot Kokedama Begonia Rex ‘Escargot’, Begonia Rex Cultorom
Begonia rex is one of the most beautiful and dramatic of the many Begonia types. Sometimes called painted-leaf begonias or fancy-leaf begonias, Rex Begonia ‘Escargot’ is grown for its striking spiral-shaped foliage that curls at the base of the leaf. The snail curl pattern is accented by the spiraling green, silver, and chocolate colors. Small pink flowers grow during the summer. Winner of the Award of Garden Merit by the Royal Horticultural Society.
One of the easiest houseplants to care for but they will also let you know if their water or light conditions are a bit off. It is a semi-tropical evergreen, rhizomatous perennial with ideal daytime temperatures around 70º-75º to 60º at night. They do not tolerate temperatures below 50º. Can live happily outdoors during the warm months.
Thrives in bright indirect sun, be careful to keep it out of direct sunlight and rotate frequently to equally expose all sides. They thrive in humidity, but be careful if misting leaves so that they don't stay too wet, it's easy to add humidity by placing it over some water + pebbles in a tray. Use a balanced liquid fertilizer weekly at quarter strength or half strength every two weeks except during the winter when plant growth slows.
Take care as begonias are toxic to cats and dogs.
Kokedamas are an ancient form of Japanese Bonsai that dates to around 1600 AD. These living planters are made with moss, soil, twine, and a plant and are easy, low maintenance.
Kokedama plants come with either a Tray for Basic Planter, Grey Patina or Tray for Basic Planter, White Patina. They also pair well with our Wrought Iron Planter Stand in Small, sold separately here as well as our Granite Stands, Goblet Terra Cotta Planters and Jikoku wood bases.
Please note that the plants you receive may be smaller and less mature than the ones photographed. They will be eager for growth in their new home!
*Note: These will be shipped directly to you from our grower within 7-10 days; any other Bloomist purchases will be shipped separately. All orders will be shipped via UPS or USPS generally on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday, and only in the Continental US; we cannot ship internationally nor to Alaska, Hawaii or Puerto Rico.
Live plants are shipped on a weather-permitting basis. If the forecast calls for cold temperatures along the shipping route, we'll hold your plant for the minimum number of days required to ship it safely. Temperature swings in shipping can sometimes cause a temporary shock to a plant causing one or two leaves to yellow. This does not impact the health of the plant. Simply remove the leaves and care for the plant as directed. Live plants cannot be returned or exchanged. Contact us immediately if any issues with your order.
|Tolerate low light but LOVE direct morning light.|
Highly sensitive to cold, drafts, and sudden changes in temps.
Material: Plant, wrapped in moss, with Small Grey or White Patina Tray
Dimensions: approx. 7" - 8"H, moss ball 4 1/2-5" dia