Begonia 'Escargot' is a rex hybrid Begonia with amazing spiral leaves. A rex Begonia is a special variety of rhizomatous Begonia that has some of the most beautifully patterned leaves in the houseplant world. Not for beginners, the group is known for needing a little more attention that an average rhizomatous species. However, we've found that Begonia 'Escargot' is among the easier to care for in the group, relatively speaking.
We get excited with each new leaf on this plant, as the tiny spirals are covered in reddish hairs that become less noticeable as the leaf gets larger. Seeing the leaves in different stages of growth makes this plant especially rewarding to grow. If you want to learn more about Begonia care, check out our journal entry full of Begonia care tips.
• Light: Medium to bright, indirect light
• Water: Allow top of soil to become dry to the touch before watering. Take care to water before the plant wilts
• Considerations: This plant prefers well-draining soil. Keep clear of drafts
WHAT TO EXPECT
You'll get a healthy Begonia 'Escargot' that meets our rigorous quality standards in a 4" nursery pot. No two plants are alike, and yours will have its own unique shape, size and personality; expect this natural variation from the photos.
Our plants include detailed care instructions as well as our Houseplant Best Practices guide, with information on how to repot, seasonal care and more!
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I had been looking for an Escargot Begonia for some time and was so thrilled to find Pistils nursery had it in stock. The plant arrived from OR to FL in perfect condition. The soil was still damp and the plant was as fuzzy and happy as can be :) it was packaged amazingly! Thank you so much!
plant came so well packaged, not a single brown leaf even though it had been snowing the day before! I didn’t even pay for any extra weather packaging. Will definitely buy from Pistil again!
When I received my plant, the leaves that curl had been dried off as when I received the plant from the USPS part of the leaves had cuts on 3 out of 5 leaves. I hope my plant survives.