Begonia rex 'Escargot'
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Common Name:
Begonia rex 'Escargot'
   
Ornamental Features:
The leaves have a very unique spiral and have a catching mix of silver and green. Grows very tight with leaves becoming very large at maturity. Flowers are white and are produced in early summer.
   
Habit and Growth Rate:
Has a round, mounding habit. Grows to 12 inches tall.
   
Landscape Value:
A great interior plant that will work on a patio in the spring and summer.
   
Hardiness:
Zone 10
   
Culture:
Needs well-drained soil. Prefers pH 5.8-6.2 and moderate feed. Allow drying between watering. Use 70-80% shade to avoid yellowing. Responds to growth regulators.
   
Pot Size & Finish Time:
4 inch (8 to 12 weeks), 6 inch (16 to 20 weeks) and 8 inch (20 to 24 weeks).
   
Propagation Methods:
Tissue culture.
   
Pest/Disease Problems:
Leaf Spot.
   
More Information:
The leaves have a very unique spiral and have a catching mix of silver and green. Grows very tight with leaves becoming very large at maturity. Flowers are white and are produced in early summer.