The first Begonia coming to Europe came from Jamaica and was named "Begonia Nitida", inspired by the governor of S. Domingo who was a great scholar of plants. Among the many varieties of Begonia, this is certainly one of the most special thanks to the delicate purple variegation of its leaves. Begonia Rex belongs to rhizome varieties, and is among the purifying green plants studied by NASA in the 1980s. Its leaves are very rich in water and should not be exposed directly to the sun's rays, which could create brown spots.
Exposure and brightness: It prefers bright and very humid places, but not direct exposure to sunlight, which could severely damage it.
Temperature: It doesn't support temperatures below 15 ° C. The ideal temperature is around 20-22 ° C.
Soil type: Need for well drained soil: a mix of fertile soil, peat and sand, even better if mixed with leaves.
Irrigation: It requires a lot of moisture, and is often watered depending on the outside temperature (but only if the soil is dry on the surface). In winter, watering is reduced or suspended. We very well spray the hair.
Fertilization: Every 15 days throughout the spring-summer period, with fertilized NPK diluted with water. In winter they should be reduced or suspended.
N.B. The specifications described above may vary depending on the climate of the area where the plant is placed and the season.