Plant Care Guide: Begonia Rex Kotobuki

Begonia Rex Kotobuki // Begonia Rex-Cultorum 'Kotobuki'

This gal just glistens! Her unique deep red leaves are metallic and iridescent, and are happiest in moderate to bright indirect light. She likes things on the drier side, so be sure not to over-water. But if you've left things a little late, her leaves will start to droop, telling you she's in need of a drink. 


  Likes a little attention Bright or medium indirect sunlight is ideal
Not pet friendly if ingested Water once the top few cm of soil has dried out


Love notes

Keep your plant pal nourished and supported with a good quality plant food like We The Wild Grow Concentrate and We The Wild Support Pellets. These powerful plant essentials will keep your plants happy, strong and resilient, and will reward you with new growth a'plenty! 
These beauties thrive in humid conditions, but due to their unique leaves, do not like misting. They can adapt to drier conditions but if you're wanting to keep up those humidity levels, consider grouping your plant pals together, or a small watered pebble tray under your plant. 
Follow the recommended advise on watering above - if unsure, a Moisture Meter could be your secret weapon! This handy tool will show you exactly how dry your soil is to avoid any over or under watering fails. 
To ensure your new bestie gets enough drainage, we recommend keeping them in a nursery pot and displaying in a cover pot. If you do want to pot up your plant, make sure your decorative pot has a drainage hole and you've removed the plug. 
The Begonia Rex doesn't like to sit in water, so be sure that you've allowed all excess water to drain away before setting this beauty back in their space. They prefer to be watered heavily but not often. 


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