At times regarded as the height of 'plant fashion' and at other times seemingly disregarded by the major growers Rex Begonias have always been popular with gardeners especially as house plants. And they are back in fashion again.
Grown as foliage plants they are the Begonia Rex cultorum group, rhizomatous hybrids grown for leaf shape, texture and pattern. Some outstanding cultivars include Begonia Rex 'Iron Cross' (pictures right) and Begonia Rex 'escargot' with its fascinating circular swirl of pattern on the foliage.
Rex Begonias, plants, varieties and types have been used as a house plant for many years they come in a range of colors and leaf forms and are readily available for sale from online nurseries.
- Begonia Rex 'Black Beauty'.
- Begonia Rex 'Dark Mambo'.
- Her Majesty.
- Begonia rex yuletide
all are well worth looking for.
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Rex Begonias do flower, however the flowers are not seen as important at all. These are strictly 'foliage plants'.