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Begonia ‘Super Curl’ (Begonia rex hybrid)

Begonia ‘Super Curl’ (Begonia rex hybrid)

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2.5" Pot Size
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Begonia ‘Super Curl’ (Begonia rex hybrid)
Gaze into the deeply spiraled leaves of Begonia ‘Super Curl’ and prepare to be amazed at the wonders of nature. The outer leaf edges are a luxuriant chocolate-brown with a rich pink tint and the leaf centers are silver with sage-green highlights and pronounced chocolate veining. This rex begonia brings beauty to any partially sunlit windowsill.
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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