Beautiful begonia with leaves of metallic silver rimmed in dark steel, blushed with plum purple as the plant grows. Like all rex begonias it likes it humid, shady, and sheltered. Perfect for appreciating closeup indoors - say on your office desk or bathroom vanity?
DESCRIPTION: Exotic foliage plant with large heart-shaped textured leaves, vibrantly patterned. 'Plum Paisley' has mature plum coloured leaves that contrast with silver new growth. USES: Popular houseplant in warm humid rooms. Striking hanging basket or container plant for summer. Ideal outdoor underplanting in shaded and semi-shaded tropical gardens. PLANTING: Plant in a shaded or semi-shaded location with filtered light or indirect sunlight. Begonia rex appreciates a humid atmosphere so if the air is dry, give it a light mist spray with water.. CARE: Water lightly but regularly during the first 12 weeks or until the plant is established. Avoid over-watering or over-feeding Begonia rex. Apply liquid fertiliser at half dilution every 8 weeks for best results. Foliage may die back during the cooler months when plants become dormant. Avoid feeding and reduce watering until plants develop new leaves. Repot during spring only if plants become rootbound. Protect from frost. HEIGHT & WIDTH: 20 - 30 cm H x 20 - 30 cm W. YOUR PLANTS: These plants are tubestock plants, healthy young plants with new roots that will establish quickly in your garden. The pot size is 80mm high and 42 mm wide. May be supplied as 'plugs', slightly smaller than our usual tubestock but with a healthy root system ready for planting or potting on. You can see an example in the image gallery