Rex begonias are semi-tropical perennial plants native to Asia, usually grown as house plants. Typically grown for their beautiful leaf markings, most rex begonias have large leaves with intricate swirling patterns in a variety of colours including green, red, purple and silver. Because their leaf markings are so beautiful, rex begonia growers often remove the small, inconspicuous flowers when they appear, as they can detract from the foliage display.
Rex begonias make excellent presents and are easy to divide. What’s more, dividing rex begonias reinvigorates them and makes them grow better. So what are you waiting for? Follow our step-by-step guide to dividing rex begonias and create the perfect gift for friends and family, while ensuring the continued health of your own plant.