Begonia ‘Curly Fireflush’ (Begonia rex hybrid)

Begonia ‘Curly Fireflush’ (Begonia rex hybrid)

Begonia ‘Curly Fireflush’ (Begonia rex hybrid)

The deeply spiraled leaves invite wonder and awe. Gaze into the chartreuse green and chocolate lined spiral and notice the fine red hairs that bring this unique form into distinction. It was developed in the 1940's, almost a century after the original hybrid was created. Unlike other rexes, this one never goes dormant and its flowers are fragrant.
2.5" Pot Size
In stock 17 available
More Information
Hardiness Zone 10
Bloom Season Fall, Spring, Summer
Sun Requirement Partial Sun
Grows to 10-14"
Minimum Temperature Indoors 60
Plant Type Fragrant

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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