|Our Product Code||REX|
|Sold in Liners of 50|
|Price Per Plug:||$1.30|
|Total Per Tray:||$65.00|
Rex Begonias (sometimes called Painted-Leaf Begonias) are native to the tropical and subtropical regions of India, and they thrive in highly humid environments. Don’t overwater them, though, or they’ll succumb to fungi. These slow-growers have highly unusual, striking foliage with large, brightly-colored leaves. Although Rex Begonias bloom, most growers pinch off the blooms in order to maintain focus on the leaves.
For best results with Rex Begonias, we recommend using a constant feed program of 150 ppm N with a balanced fertilizer to maximize color development. Maintain a pH between 6.0 - 6.5.
To help your customers create a humid environment in their home, instruct them to place the pot on top of a saucer filled with rocks and pour water into the saucer, making sure that the water level never reaches the bottom of the pot.
No pinching is required for Rex Begonias.
Rex Begonias should be spaced adequately to allow airflow and light penetration between the foliage. Usually 2’ centers on baskets will be enough.
Rex Begonias naturally crown in a rosette shape, so no PGRs are necessary.
Aphids may be a possible pest problem with Rex Begonias.
Rex Mixture are not prone to many diseases, but watch for botrytis and plant rot while the days are short. Botrytis is a grey rot usually associated with wet or humid conditions. You can prevent it by allowing the plant to dry out between waterings, allowing for good airflow in your greenhouse, and spacing to allow the sun to penetrate to the soil level. The most common chemicals used to treat botrytis are Medallion and Banrot. Use them as a drench according to each label’s instructions.
|4" crop time||8 Weeks|
|10" crop time||12 Weeks|
|Crop 1 - Available beginning:|
|03-19-2018 (Week 12)||300|