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Begonia 'Stained Glass' (Begonia rex hybrid)

Begonia 'Stained Glass' (Begonia rex hybrid)

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B3401-2

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2.5" Pot Size
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Begonia 'Stained Glass' (Begonia rex hybrid)
The ‘Stained Glass’ leaves are a lovely combination of deep raspberry surrounded by a slate-green border with a scalloped burgundy edge making this medium-sized rex a true showpiece for any home or garden. Its richness of color changes depending on the age of the leaf. The younger leaves sport more raspberry color and develop their defining ring of green as they age. ‘Stained Glass’ has a compact, tight growth habit and does well on a windowsill where space is limited.
Hardiness Zone 10
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
  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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