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Begonia ‘Frances Valentine’ (Begonia rex hybrid)

Begonia ‘Frances Valentine’ (Begonia rex hybrid)

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2.5" Pot Size
6 in stock

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Begonia ‘Frances Valentine’ (Begonia rex hybrid)
A heat tolerant Rex with a full robust growth habit and an array of colors that adds texture and form to any potted garden. Dappled silver dots are set against shades of green and the maroon center veining gives ‘Frances Valentine’ a unique look. This begonia hybrid of Tim Anderson stands up to the summer heat of Miami with ease. Grow in partial sun and dry out between waterings.
Hardiness Zone 10
Bloom Season Intermittent
Sun Requirement Partial Sun
Grows to 14"
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

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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