How to grow Begonia rex from cuttings

Begonia rex
  • Common name(s): King Begonia, Painted Leaf Begonia
  • Family: Begoniaceae
  • Stem cuttings: yes
  • Leaf cuttings: yes
  • Root cuttings/runners: no
  • Time: the year round
  • Lighting: bright with some morning, evening or winter sun
  • Soil: mixes for indoor plants, cacti or herbs
  • Temperature: 22 to 30 °C – they do best if covered with a freezer bag or in a indoor green house
  • New growth after: 4 to 8 weeks (leaf cuttings) and 2 to 4 weeks (stem cuttings)
  • More infos: the black leaves are from a cultivar named Begonia × rex-cultorum “Dark Mambo”.

Begonia rex

Begonia rex

Begonia rex

Begonia rex

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