Begonia 'Festive Sterling' - Sterling Silver Rex Begonia
Rex Begonias have a reputation for being difficult to care for, but we're willing to share our secrets so this Begonia 'Festive Sterling' will thrive in your home. Hybridized here in Oregon, this Begonia has a silver center with a dark green edge that's full of silver sparkles. If this plant wasn't dreamy enough already, the petioles of the plant are covered in pinkish red hairs that catch the light and seem to glow. This plant is unreal!
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. Direct sun will burn the leaves.
• Water: Allow soil to dry moderately between waterings. (We water when the top half of the soil feels dry, just before the plant starts to droop. If you water too often, the plant will rot.)
• Considerations: Avoid drafty locations. This Begonia loves humidity, but avoid misting. Increase humidity with a pebble tray or grouping plants together. Keep room temperatures between 65F and 75F.
WHAT TO EXPECT
You'll get a healthy Begonia 'Festive Sterling' 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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Sterling Silver Rex Begonia
I love this little plant so much! From the moment I received the package I could tell it was sent with care. The plant was in good condition after being shipped over 1,000 miles and even had several delicate pink flowers on it. Receiving my begonia brought me instant joy that is sure to last for the lifetime of the plant.