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Begonia rhizomatous 'Escargot' Quart

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This rex begonia is all about the large, silver and green leaves that spiral up, snail-like, around the base of the stems.

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As much as gardeners dislike slugs and snails, most will surely appreciate 'Escargot Rhizomatous Begonia,' known more generically as a rex begonia. Large silver and green leaves grow in a spiral pattern, similar to the curl of a snail shell, around the stems of this unusual begonia. It grows best in a well-lit room (no direct sun) with well-draining soil and higher humidity, so keep this begonia away from heat vents and consider frequent misting, an electric humidifier, or placing the pot on a saucer-full of pebbles filled halfway with water. Rex begonias can "vacation" outside in the summer if given shade in the afternoon, but 'Escargot' Begonia will look great year-round indoors.


Common Name 'Escargot' Rhizomatous Begonia, Rex Begonia
Mature Size 8" - 12" tall, 12" - 18" wide
Growth Rate Moderate
Optimum Temperature 60°-80° F
Characteristics Houseplant, can be grown as outdoor shade plant in the summer, NOT pet-friendly
Light Well-lit room, no direct sun indoors, shade outdoors
Water Water thoroughly when surface soil is dry
Structure Low growing spreading
Bloom Color White. Remove flowers to encourage foliar growth
Uses Houseplant, indoor container planters, hanging baskets
Photos Real images, not stock photos
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