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Begonia ‘Mike’s Mauve’ (Begonia rex hybrid)

Begonia ‘Mike’s Mauve’ (Begonia rex hybrid)

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2.5" Pot Size
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Begonia ‘Mike’s Mauve’ (Begonia rex hybrid)
Resplendent hues of raspberry-lime to magenta and mauve make Begonia ‘Mike’s Mauve’ a rex that entertains the gardener with its multi-dimensional coloring. The iridescent quality of the leaves adds a dash of color and natural artistry to any windowsill. Grow in partial sunlight to enhance the beauty of ‘Mike’s Mauve'.
Hardiness Zone 10
Sun Requirement Partial Sun
Grows to 10"
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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