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Rex Begonia Begonia rex needs humidity and very good light, but not direct sunlight. They don’t like to grow in plastic pots where their roots suffer from lack of air and drainage. They like light organic fluffy soil containing peat moss, vermiculite, and/or perlite contained in organic potting soils. They should never be repotted in the fall.
Use Interesting Plants Include some plants in the garden that invite close inspection. For example, the real beauty of this Rex begonia leaf is in its swirling pattern. Here's a hint: Notice how the curled leaves echo the curving shapes of this garden's borders. Paying attention to details like this helps your garden feel more put together.