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Begonia rex ‘Raspberry Swirl’

Begonia

  • Botanical name: Begonia rex 'Raspberry Swirl'
  • Common name: Begonia
  • Family: Begoniaceae
  • Plant Type: Conservatory, House plant, Perennial
Foliage colour:

Purple

Rex begonias are grown for their colourful, dramatic foliage. There are many different varieties, sporting large leaves with streaks, spirals or veins, and often with splashes of silver, pink, purple green and burgundy. Flowers tend to be inconspicuous and are best removed to keep the leaves looking their best.

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Rex begonias are rhizomatous, growing from a thick, fleshy rhizome with shallow roots. They can be difficult to grow because they generally thrive in humid environments. As such, they are best grown as houseplants in temperate regions, and thrive in a warm, humid environment such as a bathroom.

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Begonia rex ‘Raspberry Swirl’ has huge, silvery leaves with splashes of pink, in a strong swirling pattern.

How to grow Begonia 'Raspberry Swirl'

  • Plant size

    25cm height

    25cm spread

  • Aspect

    North facing, south facing, east facing, west facing

  • Hardiness: Tender
  • Soil type: Chalky / alkaline / clay / heavy / moist / well drained / light / sandy

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Begonia 'Raspberry Swirl' and wildlife

Begonia 'Raspberry Swirl' has no particular known value to wildlife in the UK.

Is Begonia 'Raspberry Swirl' poisonous?

Begonia 'Raspberry Swirl' can be toxic.

Toxic to:

Toxic to Cats

Toxic to Dogs

Toxic to Horses

No reported toxicity to:

No reported toxicity to Birds

No reported toxicity to Livestock

No reported toxicity to People

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