Almost impossible to photograph the metallic iridescence of these leaves - you'll just have to see it yourself! Beautiful foliage plant, very rich colour, in tropical gardens it makes excellent underplanting; or enjoy it in your home year-round in cooler climates.
DESCRIPTION: Exotic foliage plant with large heart-shaped soft leaves, vibrantly patterned. 'Red Robin' has leaves of metallic iridescent red with a charcoal-black centre. 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: 50cm H x 50cm W. YOUR PLANTS: These plants are tube-stock plants, healthy young plants with new roots that will establish quickly in your garden. The average size of your plants will be 15 -25 cm including the pot height of 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.