A good choice for indoors or the summer container. This Rex with its deep green veining silhouettes its spiraled and predominantly silver leaves. The old leaves blush pink while the newer leaves carry a greenish gold hue. Hardy to Zone 10, this is a vigorous, older hybrid that has proven itself time and again.
|Sun Requirement||Partial Sun|
|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
• 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.