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Begonia ‘Escargot’ p.p.a.f. (Begonia rex hybrid)

Begonia ‘Escargot’ p.p.a.f. (Begonia rex hybrid)

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B3224-2

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2.5" Pot Size
7 in stock

Availability: In stock

$10.95

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Begonia ‘Escargot’ p.p.a.f. (Begonia rex hybrid) Plant Patent Applied For - Propagation Prohibited
A great addition to any collection where unique shape and texture are desired and moderate light level is the rule. Deeply spiraled leaves marked in bands of silver and green are the hallmark of this European hybrid. Creating a stir in the world of potted plants, 'Escargot' has proven to be a strong grower that creates a full dense specimen.
Hardiness Zone 10
Sun Requirement Partial Sun
Grows to 10-16"
Minimum Temperature Indoors 60
Plant Type Good for a Hanging Basket


Tips for Success:

• Place in good light; some direct sunlight is needed.
• Accurate watering – Bring plant to a slight wilt between
  waterings.

• Moderate fertilizer once a month. Stop fertilizer in the winter.
• Keep humidity above 50% and night temperatures above
  60-65ºF.

• 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
  susceptibility.


Treating Mildew

• 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
  4-5 applications.
• Prevention - Spray once every 3 months. Pure Neem Oil is
  effective on mildew.


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