House Plant Mystery

Growing Year-Round via Houseplants

I spent most of the evening at home improvement stores browsing  for tile, stone, and collecting  paint samples for the ‘sun room’ we recently added on to our home.   After all the design inquiries and help I’ve been receiving from my garden friends I have decided to call this a ‘garden’ room.  I will share some of the designs in this room upon completion because it is coming together as a wonderful space to grow plants in year-round.    While at the home improvement shops I couldn’t help but stop at the garden center displays.    This was the first plant I picked up and ‘tweeted’ out via my phone asking my garden friends  if they knew what this mystery flower maybe.

I got a response back from@vargasgirlred  @containergarden and @tootsie_time  .  Read their comments here : Twitter search.

Rex Begonia ?

The color in this house plant is perfect for my bathroom which receives low light.   The foliage surely fits the discription of showy leaves which are large and have a variety of colour  combination.   The red leaf steams are brittle and the leaves can damage easily.  I can tell by a few of the brittle branches that this fits the description I found in a google search.  One of the descriptions on the image I found in this search says ‘Begonia rex enjoys a position with good light, but not in direct sun or deep shade.’  The description always noted: these are excellent for shallow containers and I also read that this begonia does not produce flowers but the leaves will truly brighten your room.   It also says that this plant enjoys a dilute fertilizer at least once a week.  On that note I’m going to submit this as my Fertilize Friday share for this week.

What do you think about this house plant?  Is it a REX BEGONIA and have you ever grown this before?   I am wondering how this will do in the house with low light.   If it doesn’t like it I can always take it out to the greenhouse.

" Without hard work, nothing grows by weeds." - Gordon B. Hinckley

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