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.
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