The deeply spiraled leaves invite wonder and awe. Gaze into the chartreuse green and chocolate lined spiral and notice the fine red hairs that bring this unique form into distinction. It was developed in the 1940's, almost a century after the original hybrid was created. Unlike other rexes, this one never goes dormant and its flowers are fragrant.
|Bloom Season||Fall, Spring, Summer|
|Sun Requirement||Partial Sun|
|Minimum Temperature Indoors||60|
Tips for Success:
• Place in good light; some direct sunlight is needed.
• Accurate watering – Bring plant to a slight wilt between
• Moderate fertilizer once a month. Stop fertilizer in the winter.
• Keep humidity above 50% and night temperatures above
• Growth cycle slows and stops for 2-3 months in the winter.
Plants can lose some leaves during this resting period.
This is normal. Continue normal watering.
• Use terra cotta or clay pots.
• Keep an eye out for mildew to which Rexes have some
• Identify - Appears as a white powder on the surface of the
leaves, usually at the change of seasons.
• Treatment - Apply a baking soda solution -1Tbl/quart with a
dribble of dishwashing detergent.
• Application - Spray at first signs and reapply every other day for
• Prevention - Spray once every 3 months. Pure Neem Oil is
effective on mildew.
terrific! Review by Sharon
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My plant arrived quickly and was in great condition! It was a very healthy plant. I thought I might be disappointed that the plants are in 2" pots, but I was not disappointed at all when I saw it. They are small, but, hey, they are babies after all! ;-) I will enjoy watching it grow into one like the gorgeous begonia that is shown in the picture on this site. I noticed it is on back order now. So happy I ordered it when I did. The "Tie Dye" begonia was on back order last time and is now available, so I ordered one of those based on how pleased I was with the "Curly Fireflush". :-) (Posted on 5/1/2015)